Sunday, 18 April 2010

Two more films accepted at the loch ness film festival,Mel to have a wee poem published ,but apart from that not a lot going on

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Well finally managed to drag myself from the mountains and get my bum on the net ..

What has been happening in the wee world of the fat bald git’s wee tin can in the mountains..

apart from sitting on my ever growing behind we have had a wonderful trip doon the mountains to get supplies etc whole other story…

Just got news that two more films are to shown in Sep at the Loch Ness Film festival

the two films are

On The Ground :

and also :
Brian’s story :

I am busy trying to get the last film up and ready but i don’t think i will have time so i will probably send the new film Lazy through.

Thought i would share some thoughts from people on my stuff from the tin can

This is wonderful Andy and Mel. thank you! Emmie
What a beautiful surroundings hey !
And you're an amazing editor too !
The song fits the video perfectly !
So awesome Andy This is wonderful and I like the music.
habbie101 A bad case of split sides here
skye2504 lol. and now i can't get this song out of my head :-))
cogermax91 very fun !bravo !*****
Hi Andy!
I want a Viking hat too!
Great vid - wish I had your patience.
Travis: no' heard them in a Coo's age - great choon... ;)
Stuart the Stag says 'hi' 2 weeks ago
that was great Andy ! very creative and fun!
love to you and mel
the welshies ! xxx
Very clever andy, mind you there have been mornings when I have felt a little rough but I've never had the shakes that bad.
You can change hats, glasses an clothes quickly ! I'm not that quick when I wake up ! LOL
Great video buddy !

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  • Hi andy, love the video and the music, love to you and mel, xx jenny

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  • Andy it is fabulous! I love the way, I am chasing my dream....loving my life, my husband, my children and my wee precious is grand isn't it? Keep on keepin on friend:) Gina
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Wow, I need to go to Scotland! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for making these videos.
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Hi Andy, I found you on Viral Networkers, great channel you've got and I love the fact you travel around, that is fantastic, look forward to your updates and would appreciate a subscribe back, my best wishes, Catherine :-)
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Glad to have you as a friend as well. I had the privilege of seeing your country in 2004, it is the most beautiful place I've ever seen. I stayed on the Isle of Skye with a friend. I hope to come back soon for another visit, would love to meet you if possible. :)

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Andy the Daft Hermit lives 45 minutes outside Inverness with his wife Mel in an old bus parked in a layby. This current home of theirs is the longest they have ever stayed in one spot. “I’ve been travelling now 25 years,” said Andy Lowe. “Mel’s been travelling 15. One of the reasons we’ve come and stayed up here is because of Mel’s health. I wanted to bring her to the mountains for fresh air and clean water and just a slower pace of life.” Mel has had breast cancer twice, skin cancer once, and for three years believed she had bone cancer after being wrongly diagnosed. Andy’s belief in the restorative powers of the north made them pack up ‘The Black Bus’ that they live in and cross the border into Scotland. New Highland home for hermit couple Andy and Mel “I think we both believe in trying to get to a more simple way of life,” said Andy, “but it’s strange for us because we are sort of hermits, or we like to live separate, but it’s not being anti-social… it’s just the way we are that allows us to be creative.” Andy first began travelling when he left the army. Fed up with bureaucracy he packed a rucksack and left for France and has been travelling ever since. By investing any money the couple have earned into solar panels and wind generators they now live a self-sustaining existence, without electric bills, and collect rain water “straight from Heaven”. “It’s not easy,” said Mel. “There might be time when there might not be enough facilities around, but you always find a way, you know?” Rather than rejecting technology, Andy blogs about his travels online and collaborates with artists from around the world via his ‘Scratchy Heid Film Studio’, which he runs from a static trailer next to the couple’s bus. He explained his philosophy: “My belief is that if you can go through life and you drop dead and you’ve got a balance there that slightly outweighs the good than the bad, you’ve done alright. “Yesterday, with what Mel’s been through with the cancer and all that, I had a woman on one of my sites there that thanked me for the writing, for the positive things, and to me that’s worth everything. You can keep your millions, we’re not interested. That is what we do.” To check out Andy’s artwork and video projects check out his website. MORE FROM THE NORTH

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