Two out of Four

If you had asked me a couple of months ago what I would do with some unexpected free time then book reading would have been top of the list. That is not how it has worked out. What I have been doing instead is hate-watching bad films and telly whilst knitting what I am lovingly…

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…

More Daft Doodles

With encouragement from commenters and partners in crime, I present some more daft doodles – with explanations because my doodles tend to need them. This next one is my latest commision and may need some explaining. The phrase I was challenged with was ‘You’re not as green as you are cabbage looking’…the explanation for that…

This is what success looks like

For some reason (I’m going with peer pressure) I decided to plough my way through all of the fiction in my Tsundoku . Annoyingly I managed this a lot faster than I had hoped, some of them were rubbish and I refuse to put myself through that any more, so I ended up in the…

On the right side

A few days ago I was thinking about a particularly miserable old sod I happen to unfortunately know. I most often picture him sitting, always in the same spot, wading through the worst of the ‘news’ he can find and quietly enjoying every minute of it. Seeing things wrong in the world reinforces every negative…

Hope

I love graffiti, it’s the most public form of art you can get. It is a way to judge the state of the world and when it is done well it can be just as moving as the greatest portrait in some gallery or museum. As I have previously declared – I love Birmingham. This…

Recommendations from the End Of The Road

Last weekend was my final music festival of the year.  As I have previously mentioned I much prefer music festivals to holidays sitting by a pool.  This year I didn’t take as many photos in an effort to enjoy what was in front of my face, instead of what would look pretty on a screen,…

The last four things – part 1

I am trying to find a balance between frugality and minimalism. On the surface it would seem that they are compatible but frugality means buying 100 of something if you find it on offer (so that the next 100 times you need that thing you have not paid full price for it) whereas minimalism means…

Post festival musings and recommendations

My brain is still getting used to the idea that I spent the weekend surrounded by music and science but I have started to file my ideas and impressions (or so I think, my brain surprises me still…) Here are my post BlueDot festival recommendations and some musings it provoked. Discovering some art: there was…