Music festivals…the dreaming of sleep edition

Part two of my music festival ramblings is about where to sleep. Before I started going to music festivals I had just assumed that everyone brought their own tents and camped in the mud. I’ve seen all those images of people wading through churned up fields of ooze and that was one of the reasons…

Music festivals…random thoughts and suggestions

Although we made the decision to NOT attend any music festivals this year, we have been to one or two each in previous years – instead of ‘lying by the pool’, ‘bungee jumping off tall things’ or ‘how the hell did we get here?’ holidays. This is because short breaks give you the same mental…

Doodily…dudes?

I have in mind a new creative project, or ‘Arty-Fart’ as it is known in my house, but I thought I’d do a quick doodle (VERY quick) on the same subject first. As I was getting absorbed into this I began to channel my inner pre-teen equestrian fanatic. I have never been a horsey person,…

A very quick update

I know you’re all out there, awaiting the news, so here it is…I recommend the conditioner bars from Lush. My ends are tangle free and so all is right in the small part of the world contained within my bathroom…phew.

5 out of 6 ain't bad

As I don’t count books as purchases, under the purview of my minimalist and frugalist efforts, they surely deserve posts of their own and whilst I don’t expect anyone to buy anything based on a review of mine I do enjoy bigging up books I have enjoyed…the title of this post is a clue to…

The Last Four Things (again)

As part of my very sporadic and irregular series, here are the last four things I bought. (As normal there are no books or food because food is too obvious and I buy A LOT of books – so they have their own posts). As a brief reminder – I write these particular posts because…

Wordiness

Using the random word generator (here) today I was presented with ‘Untapped’. I really hate the obvious, as it is too easy and usually wrong, so I immediately pushed away the word ‘potential’ as it popped into my mind. What else could be tapped and so remain, potentially, untapped? Well, you tap a tree for…

Doodles for your delectation

Just a shortie today. This is Porlock beach on Exmoor. ‘Artistic’ licence has been used as there are more houses on the far side, in real life, and probably a great deal more pebbles too. Next is an homage to my Toby, the most laid-back, non-plussed Lab in the world.

Word of the day

In an effort to prompt blog post writing, on days when nothing is springing to mind, I have started using a random word generator (here). This was just the first one that came up on Duckduckgo‘s search (I am no longer using Startpage as it was sold to an adtech company last October and that…

Quiet passions

There is a young man, somewhere in the south of England, named Colin. Colin is a goth. Colin dresses as if, any moment, he is going to go all emo all over the place. Colin is NOT a teenager, he is an adult, working in an adult environment, doing important grown up stuff. This post…