About Today – 26 April 2010


It’s 1:00am on Tuesday 27 April 2010, and I am now lying in bed. It’s not been a bad day today, it’s certainly been a ‘journey’ for lack of a better cliché. It’s been fun, and could have been really really bad. At one point I thought that it would have been better if I hadn’t got out or bed in the morning, but actually I’m glad I did.

I forced myself to finish the first real test DVD this evening. But it didn’t work; with menus going everywhere BUT where they were meant to go, and weird buttons being where they shouldn’t. Despite looking like it would be far better to just give up, I battled on – after all, I am a Burdett!

It was at midnight that I was unsure whether to really continue or do it in some other way. As it seemed I would be unable to do the DVD using the same ‘project’, I eventually realised that the only way to do it would be in a new project. So an hour later, and I press ‘burn’ on that, to do it overnight.

Dad, if you’re reading this, I love you so much despite what I said, so thank you for trying to help. I love you so much, but it was very frustrating!

And now, lying in bed with the radio, my favourite gadget, and even my teddy, I remember just how lucky I am to have had the opportunity to get it wrong, wrong again, and then FINALLY – I hope! – a decent DVD!

Now Monday, I look forward to a week including my birthday (which I won’t be revealing the exact date to) and starting a new ICT project which is set to be very tedious as it’s Movie making using the demon, Movie Maker.

Ah well, all coming this week. Fun.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.