Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Yo Mama!!

Soooo, the Peggy Sue gig was last night. And it was.......uh-may-zing. They were even better live than on record, those two have such amazing vocals. Not only that, but the amount of random instruments they brought on stage and proceeded to play was fascinating to watch. They will bring back the accordion, mark my words. They played a lot of tunes from the debut album, 'Fossils and Other Phantoms' (Which I got included in the ticket price, eeee!) as well as some older material. It all went down well with the crowd, but the biggest reaction was probably for my favourite song of theirs, 'The Sea, The Sea' which got everyone dancing and singing along. Anyway, here are a couple of pics I managed to get- was too spellbound to take many pics to be honest....

Today is rainy, cold and I'm in a Peggy Sue amazing-ness hangover. So I've donned my Peggy Sue T-shirt, snuggled up with my cat and read Elle whilst playing 'Fossils and Other Phantoms' on repeat...and munching digestive biscuits. Today has been a good day.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Peggy Who?

I AM SO FREAKIN' EXCITED!!! I'm off to a very exciting gig on Monday :D it's this one:

'Peggy Sue' are a band I discovered through http://www.forfolkssake.com/ a great website I write for and am hopefully going to get more involved with in the future. I've mentioned them before in this blog, but I think I forgot to write any links to their sites etc. so I thought I'd write them up here now- I always have to spread the news when I've found a new favourite band.....

I love the way their two voices work together, and seriously cannot wait for the album launch gig I'm off to, where I'll also get a copy of the album! I'll take my camera and try and get some purdy snaps. Please have a listen if you are at all folk-inclined, best band I've found in a looooong time.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Fashion inspiration

I'm sure I've mentioned this website before, but I thought it needed a full blog dedicated to it! It's called Look Book (http://lookbook.nu/) and is really great if you're in need of some fashion inspiration. The simple idea is that people submit pictures of their outfits for our sick pleasure. Really gives you some fashion for thought and gets those creative ideas a-flowing. The best thing is that the page never ends, it continues down no matter how far you scroll....I challenge anyone to get to the end of it! Anyway, here are some fave looks:

Gorgeous. Thinking about starting a separate fashion blog.... with the occasional help of my stylistic genius sister, I want to show off her skills to the world!!

What do ya think- good idea?

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Window to the soul

I love window displays in shops, had so much fun creating them at River Island and seeing pretty ones makes me want to become a visual merchandising creative genius. Check out these bits of modern artwork:

They can even make sponges look beautiful!.....

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Thanking you kindly :)

Well I just had a lovely little welcome home present from blog-world..... Comments!! To be honest I've never even thought to look at my comments section, I just assumed my mum, dad and maybe a couple of girlfriends bothered to read this! So imagine my shock when I discover I have 11 comments! From fellow bloggers! Some really lovely comments too such as:

'Great images and a great blog, keep on sharing :)

'loving your blog :D happy new year to you !'

'Hahahahahaha!!! Best short story ever, I read it allowed to my housemate :) x x x'

I wont go on, is making me blush hehe. Suffice to say I was shocked and utterly delighted. So I just wanted to say thank you to whoever reads this and I promise to keep an eye on my comments and will respond and give your blog a shout out!

It really is nice to know I'm not speaking into cyberspace alone, people are listening (eee!) which means I'll keep on writing and sharing on my, yet again, jobless life! Which by the way involves me applying my little heart out online daily. Have even got myself two interviews next week, one of which I am very excited about.....but won't go into detail, wouldn't want to jinx myself :p

Anyway enough of me blabbering on, here's a list of my favourite things since returning from Thailand.....

  • My boyfriend organising a surprise welcome home meal for me at our favourite tapas restaurant in Camberley, El Pic. And him since spoiling me with birthday pressies and hugs galore :D

  • Catching up on my magazines! Have so far read: 2 copies of Elle, 1 Vogue, 2 Company's, 2 Styles, 1 I-D.....and Metro on the train.

  • Hanging with my sis again!

  • Going to Bicester village!! OMG. It's my new shopping Nirvana, designer stock at outlet prices, got me a French connection dress (down from £120 to £18!!) and an All Saints waistcoat! Wanted an Alexander McQueen scarf so bad, but even though the designer threads were cheaper than they should be, at the end of the day.....I'm jobless.

  • Catching up with my blog lovers- I know, I'm a geek, care. Have loads of new ones discovered from my commenter's, but haven't had a chance to peruse them properly yet- don't fret I'll write another blog dedicated to blogs again soon.

  • Catching up with TV hehe. 'Skins'- I love you even though you are dark and troubled. 'LA Ink'- you make me want a body suit of tatts and a job with Kat Von D. 'The Cleveland Show'- you are so wrong.... but God help me, I love an eastern European talking bear.

  • Finding new bands! Like 'Paper Route' and 'Dead Man's Bones' oooh and discovering 'Cat Power' (I know, I'm a little late to that party).

  • Making plans and lists again- I cant wait to get a job/internship and make my way to Brighton with Antony :) I want to be beside the seaside!!

Anyways, that's all I've got right now. Another thank you to people who left me comments, totally made my day :) Love Love xx

Monday, 15 March 2010

Back to life, back to reality.....

Hi honey- I'm home :) The last month sped by and I can't believe it's over and I'm back in my red brick home tapping away on my dads trusty PC. Thailand was, in a word, Uhhh-may-zing. Had the time of my life and only wish I'd had more time to write about it here, unfortunately the Internet cost money and with no job to come home to.... I was a lil stingy.

No matter, I will tell all now. I say all- I mean most, I'll be here for months if I wanted to tell all, so instead I'll do what I do best- make a list. A list of highlights from each place during the month!

  • Meeting everyone then proceeding to the red light district of Bangkok on the first night.

  • Having our welcome meal at Cabbages and condoms restaurant.....

  • (That's a condom Christmas tree in case you couldn't read the sign...)

  • Hitting Kaoh San road and racing tuk tuk's to a ping pong show on the second night. Gotta get the full experience right?

  • Gorgeous setting by a river.

  • Lovely pool, good for making whirl pools in :D

  • Spending every night in Sugar Member bar, and celebrating the owners birthday with an amazing free buffet.

  • Temple day, Getting my fortune told there...I'm gonna have a baby boy one day apparently :o.... Getting blessed by a monk and seeing crazy colours during meditation!

  • Seeing the food market and learning to cook Pad Thai.

  • Waterfalls.... (lots of waterfalls).

  • Tiger Temple, getting to stroke about 50 various sized tigers!

  • The views from the Death railway over the river Kwai.

  • ....oh and of course the two cutest puppies ever Cookie and Tofu.


  • Rural and remote town with friendly locals who always gave us a smile and a wave :)

  • JACK!!! The best dog in town, followed us everywhere (even to classes) and attempted to protect us from other strays- legend in dog form!

  • Secret party in Eddies Tree House....shhhh!

  • The legendary 7-11 with its apple slices and kit-kat bites!

  • The lake with bamboo raft to sunbathe on, and the odd swimming cockroach if you were unlucky!

  • P Guesthouse and it's ice lemon drinks and chicken sandwiches (yum).

  • Teaching for two weeks! The kids singing happy birthday to me and giving me sweets on my bday.

  • Toy restaurant and its cheap and delicious meals, the vegetarian bakery with yummy chocolate cake, nom nom nom.

  • Birthday party on a boat releasing lanterns for good luck.

  • Ice creams on the way home from school...every day.

  • Grandma's laundry service!

  • Elephant trekking and bamboo rafting (and the hilarious DVD that came with it!).

  • Canooing across the lake, visiting the Mon side for a festival.

  • Being invited to a local party with live music, food and jewellery hehe.

Koh Phangnan:

  • Beach week! Fantastic resort, living in a beach hut for a week and waking up to this view:

  • Spending precious time in the hammock.

  • Partying on the beach at Hadd Rin every night.


  • The shopping....oh the shopping.....

  • The sunsets!

  • Getting a bamboo tattoo- cherry blossoms on the inside of my forearm.

  • Buckets, buckets and more buckets.

So in summary- good times were had. Sad to be home, but happy to see everyone especially my family and Antony. He even arranged a surprise welcome home meal with all my closest friends! Was such a good night. Now I'm back it's time to get back to the real world and finding myself a job and figuring out when and how me and the boy can move our asses to Brighton.... Wish me luck :)


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