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Postby dst87 » 29 Aug 2015 23:21

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Today Alex and I left for our honeymoon driving all the way to Southampton, and I experiment with some video… what do you think?

I realise I haven’t really posted an announcement onto my blog about our honeymoon, so let me take a few minutes to tell you what’s happening. Alex and I got married last Saturday (22nd August) and booked 2 weeks aboard Royal Caribbean’s shiny new ship, Anthem of the Seas. We sail on Tuesday! Until then, we’re spending a few days in the New Forest which we’ve heard is lovely.

Our cruise will take us to some new ports, as well as some we’ve visited before. We’ll be visiting Gibraltar, Cartagena, Civitavecchia, La Spezia, Marseille, Cádiz, Lisbon, and Vigo. We have made some plans, but plan to have a slightly more relaxing cruise than we might normally have. Stay tuned to find our what we end up doing!

I’ve been saying for a while now that I fancy trying my hand at vlogging (Video Blogging) and I decided that today would be a good time to start. Not much happened today, but it gave me a chance to try and get used to the tools. Vlogging is hard! Not only do you have to get used to being in front of the camera, but you also have to actually remember to pick the thing up and video stuff. It should be an easier way for me to capture moments on our cruise for Alex and I to remember, but whether it will continue will largely depend on whether or not Anthem of the Seas internet service is as fast as some have reported it –*high definition video is massive, and takes a while to upload!

Anyway, here’s my first attempt – do let me know what you think and whether I should bother continuing!




Until tomorrow…
Duncan S

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Postby judgegeoff » 29 Aug 2015 23:44

Heartiest congratulations to you both! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The video worked fine for me (once I got the steam up to pressure on my vintage PC). I particularly liked the continuity you put into it - i.e. a shot of you both outside the room and then a shot of you both coming into the room. Well thought out. :D

I am looking forward to the rest of your blog. Have a great honeymoon!!!!!
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Postby bobbyoscar » 30 Aug 2015 00:03

Congratulations!

Enjoyed viewing this and looking forward to updates - thank you.
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Postby tobysgranny » 30 Aug 2015 01:12

All The Very Best Duncan to you and Alex. Lang May You Lumb Reek! As we used to say in Scotland!

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P.s. Have a great cruise on The Anthem. She is a fabulous ship.
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Postby JollyJill » 30 Aug 2015 07:29

Many congratulations Duncan & Alex and thankyou for keeping us up to date.

Have a great honeymoon. :)
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Postby Mungo » 30 Aug 2015 08:13

Congratulations! :D

Loved the video and look forward to more! :mrgreen:

Have a super time on Anthem...... Can't wait for my mini cruise on her in October. ;)
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Postby Dave » 30 Aug 2015 08:20

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your honeymoon blog Duncan, and I for one very much hope that you'll bother continuing! :thumbup:

Your honeymoon cruise has a similar itinerary to ours just over five years ago. It was to the western Med from Dover and we had a wonderful time - I hope you both do too. :D

Let's hope that Anthem of the Seas' internet connection is up to the job...
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Postby adogap » 30 Aug 2015 09:01

Congratulations and very best wishes Duncan and Alex!
Looking forward to all the updates.
Have a fabulous time.

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Postby grannyM » 30 Aug 2015 09:09

Congratulations and good luck to you both for the future Duncan and Alex. Have a fantastic time on Anthem. :D

Thanks for sharing your vlogging so far and of course we are all hoping that you will be able to continue. :thumbup:
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Postby Meg50 » 30 Aug 2015 11:05

not bad for the first attempt - if you want us to be picky, |I'd say one or 2 camera twirls made a bit dizzy, and occasionally ditto some of the chat - but I've seen FAR worse on TV
I particularly like the bit that pretends you are only just entering the room!!!!!!!!


Looking forward to episode 2
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