End of the world playlist

So things are getting a bit weird, or maybe they have been weird for a while and I’m only just noticing? Either way it’s a bummer. So it was utterly joyful when Primal Scream – Loaded popped up on my iPod in the car and I suddenly remembered how much better I feel when loud…

Ok, that does it

My experiment is NOT going well. I did not get a single track off this album for the iPod so compliation CDs are going on the veto list. (I am, however going to be listening to the whole of Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, now that I’ve had a gentle reminder…

Small and perfect

I have been trying to seek out more of the small stuff in life, mostly out of contrariness because we have huge distractions constantly shoved in our faces and I don’t want to play that game anymore. Today I noticed that blueberries have beautiful star/flower patterns on their bottoms. Yes, they were immedately eaten after…

Right or wrong?

This space didn’t start out as a place for me to bang on about my (admittedly wondrous) opinions on books or music or art but that’s what it seems to be turning into and I’m not best pleased about that. As much as I love all those things and as much as I love banging…

Before and after

I have found that life is better if, sometimes, you just wander into a charity furniture store, pick something cheap but solid, buy it, strip it, paint it then love it forever after. Just me? And finally…my favourite so far: You need to pick solid wood furniture otherwise the finish will be poor, but the…

More about music…sort of

For some deep, dark reason I appear to be a little shy in actually naming any of the artists or songs that I enjoy…and this is not changing today (I will work on it though). Today I just wanted to shout out a film and TV series that might appeal to music fans. Yesterday –…

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…

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.