I can't promise anything too strenuous between now and the new year - there will be no new SHY YETI Christmas film for 2013, although last year's is still available at: http://youtu.be/vPsvG2l2bWc and there are other snowy films, such as: http://youtu.be/h6Y8QDdE53Y
I would like to be able to present you with a new yeti film soon, but that may not be until the new year now - believe me, even though I'm not editing I am still filming things to squirrel away for a rainy day! (Or a day when my editing equipment doesn't let me down...)
This week I'm going to share with you some photos from my November trip to Florence and the surrounding area, next week I'll be doing the same with Nice. The week after that - probably Christmas Eve or roundabouts, I will be posting a Christmassy story for you! So there is *something* new for this Christmas - just no film!
Before I begin sharing the photos, may I just remind you that my new book, NOT AS SHY AS I WAS, is out and available to purchase. I'll maybe share some new pieces from that in the New Year, although you may find a number of the pieces familiar from either the blog or from my yeti films...
NOT AS SHY AS I WAS contains over 70 new poems, stories and vignettes by Paul Chandler, a.k.a. Shy Yeti, written between January and September 2012. They include: THE BEAST OF FRIENDS, DRUNK ELK, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, EVIL IVY, MINE OWN MINOTAUR, ONCE I LOST MY HEART TO A CORNISH PASTY, A YETI IN A HAT and many more… NOT AS SHY AS I WAS is 288 pages long and contains photos by Paul Chandler and artwork by Adam M Botsford, Paul Webster and Pete Katsiaounis.
Paperback: www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/not-as-shy-as-i-was/14135195 £9.99
Hardback: www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/not-as-shy-as-i-was/hardcover/product-21317217.html £15.99
...And so, now we move on to Italy...
SHY YETI'S PHOTO GALLERY OF FLORENCE...
This was my second trip to Florence - my first being back in 2002 with my old school friend, Paul H. Paul was there for this trip too - along with his partner, Alex and my flatmate Calum. My other old school friend Harry F arrived on the Friday and there was even a special guest, Antonello, travelling over from Milan for the day on my birthday. Calum and I arrived on Wednesday 6th November - returning on Monday 11th November, Paul and Alex having returned the evening before... As well as exploring Florence we visited San Gimignano, Sienna and Pisa - eating lots of nice ice cream along the way!
In an ideal world I would have filmed a couple of episodes in both Florence and Nice, but in the end I probably filmed enough for one longer episode or two episodes perhaps padded out with footage from my November 2013 Poetry Café show. I did record links in both Florence and Nice and also read a poem live in each - there just wasn't the opportunity to yeti dance! Here are some of the photos...
That's about it for now - next week I'll being showing you photos from Nice...
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