Monday, 25 August 2008

personal admin...

i have A LOT of catching up to do. the past couple of weeks have been a bit of a fly by blur most of it very good... some of it not so good {but mainly just in contrast} so here are a few of the key events...

more festivalling; do i ever tire of it i hear you say....no is the truth, although sometimes i love it less that others. green man was more like brown man, the wet,rainy muddy and not so nice brother of the afore mentioned. thank god for the ENORMOUS tent we took. i dont know what we'd have done without *the rage*.after the first sunny day, the heavens opened and it did not let-up for the next week{ i know this because i was there, in the brecon beacons not the tent, for the duration} one day we had a party in the tent all day. seriously i did not leave once, well ok maybe once to the call of nature but for about 18 hours, 15 of us huddled inside. drinking pints of bloody mary to numb the pain, with only cheese to survive on...this is not a complaint, i loved every element of that scenario.

this is a complaint: let me just say this is not august, its just not. well not the one i know and love anyway. august is meant to be the one guaranteed sunny month of the year in england. we rely on august to soak up the goodness that will fuel us through the rest of the year in this boggy land...if this is what august has become then we {i} am doomed...i have not done the necessary sun absorbing, my bones are not warm and i have not created the shimmering ,glowing memory on which to cling and drag me through the next 9 dark months. this is more like october . all i can hope is that it is a square trade off and we get what we have been robbed of in 5 weeks time... round about my birthday would be good. if not then i am emigrating...for real.

any way i digress. after green man we had a quiet and very wet welsh get away with no tv, phone or computer but lots of reading, eating and thinking, which is always rather blissful, rain or shine

that was followed by an extremely hectic massively unpleasant few days at work catching up and preparing for hk trip next week. which has lead me to a big decision {or half of one} which i will probably reveal another time.

in the meantime i bade farewell to my very excited brother who has just embarked on the long anticipated *burning man* road trip; san fran to nevada via yosemite....im so excited for him but also insanely jealous, i did this trip two years in a row a few years back so i know the adventure he is in for...its just makes my life { and having a job}seem a bit drab... thats all.

I almost had a complete disaster, getting stuck in traffic on the m4 and missing my favourite band play my favourite song which would have definitely cured my holiday blues in an instant...

....but then i caught them at a free store gig at rough trade a few days later... which was even better! { and did cure me too} i love the drummer....i think i have a thing for drummers...its all that rhythm.

my most glamorous engagement {maybe ever} definitely in the fortnight
was attending a surprise party in shorditch house {there is a swimming pool on the roof and a bowling in the bar dont-cha know!} too much red wine consumed here though. ...ahhh well, as they say, you can take the festival girl out of the festival but you can take the festival out of the girl.

and so to yesterday , an extremely necessary day of rest and recovery and now... phew-wee...some time to catch my breath, pay some bills {oh joy}, upload photos, blog etc, etc.

Friday, 22 August 2008

time for a change

who was it who said its never too late to be what you could have been? i need to embrace that and learn to believe in it. i am completely misplaced in a job that requires me to be robotic, anal and systematic. the trio of things that make me most uncomfortable...so its basically my hell ... yep i get on my bike each morning come rain or shine and cycle 6 miles to hades ...what am i doing??? i have pretty much felt uncomfortable with this for 2.5 years... i need creativity back in my working life....i need to begin doing something that i love for a living...i need a change i really, really do.

Friday, 8 August 2008

olympic opening day!



who cares? ....not i.....although i do kind of wish i was in china, not because i am even the slightest bit interested in the sporting event itself. truth be told i am probably the least sporty person alive on this planet. but purely because i find things like this {see above} screamingly hil-arious. ...and im just imagining the wealth of shonkey translations out there at the moment. my photo taking finger would never rest, i would be in perpetual, thigh slapping fits.

im nipping over to china for the day during my hong kong trip for work but fingers and toes crossed i will see my fair share of this type of thing. i know its basic, i know....but lets face it who doesnt get a giggle out of a good old mistranslation?

Thursday, 7 August 2008

haha what an artist


i made this on this on the excellent tile machine website. oh dear...another internet based way to waste time.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

guess where im going


in 25 days i will be here! o yes ...im going to hong kong with work and i have extended my trip by 5 days to do the tourist thing too.
whats more i have just discovered i am staying here. for the first 3 days... OMG! then i will most likely move here so that i have more money to spend on shoes... just think of the photo ops! my stomachs doing sumersaults just thinking about it.

Monday, 4 August 2008

very nice




now here is a girl who is rather nifty with a felt tip pen. you can see more of these very pleasing illustrations by fontaine anderson here. the color palette she uses looks kind of familiar ... maybe im learning the art of consistency.



Saturday, 2 August 2008

hooray for 1am custard tarts


i spent an enjoyable evening with friends in soho last night..sashemi , miso and soba noodles followed by beer and pavement smoking and chatting followed by red wine in some soho dive and then 1 am ravenous consumption of portuguese custard tarts and italian coffee at bar italia....i love that place....so much classier that 1am donner kebab...although that can be pretty good too i cannot tell a lie.

the bird lady...

who makes these lovely illustrative models is emily sutton. look shes made hundreds!

Friday, 1 August 2008

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