Friday, 15 October 2010

The Voice!

Click through this link to find a clip of Neil Nunes, a continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4, who has the most amazing voice. Really. It's sort of deep & fruity. <3

Also,  here's a better view of my background photo:

That's all for now, back to work!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Plymouth & London

Last weekend I took a combination of trains and lifts with friends down to Plymouth for a friend's twenty-first birthday. The theme was The Inbetweeners (a popular TV comedy series about schoolboys) and we raided Primark for glasses, ties and knee-high socks. It was a pretty fun night, home and university friends were mixed pretty successfully and not too much money was spent. We got rained on very thoroughly on the way home and ended up with soggy chips :(
In the morning we went out for breakfast to an amazing place called Goodbody's, which is a pretty ironic name considering they specialise in vast calorific breakfast and pints of pudding! One of my close friend's boyfriends managed to polish off a large breakfast, a bacon sandwich and two drinks. I made do with one normal sized breakfast and a coffee.

On the menu there were many weird and wonderful types of breakfast including "Devon Breakfast" - a full English plus a deep-fried scone, "Cornish Breakfast" - full English + a pasty, and "Indian Breakfast" - full English plus curry & naan. Bizarre in an amazing sort of way.

 On Tuesday the lovely Niall drove the two of us to London to see Darren Hayman & the Secondary Modern play at The Luminaire in Kilburn. We stayed with and took the OS who lives in London. We had a nice afternoon wandering along the South Bank before the gig and had supper at Wagamama (the first time I'd been there). The second support act were Dan Michaelson & the Coastguard, who were really pretty good. We were tired so we sat on the sofa at the back and enjoyed their chilled-out sort of sound.
T'was a nice evening.

This is the video for Calling Out Your Name Again, which has Emmy The Great on it too and is rather lovely. The video's good too, he can really draw!

The next morning we had brunch before heading back to Bristol. Yay.

Sunday, 10 October 2010


The lovely Poet has given me a couple of awards! Thankyou very much indeed!
Make sure you visit Seamstress Stories, she's got a wonderful way with words :)
sunshine award:
No strings attached, just post the flower picture on your blog, enjoy, and share the goodness with 12 others (or as many as you choose). We can all use a little sunshine on this rainy day..
So this one's going to Lupin, Tilly, Leah, Jess, Florence, Helen, Jools, Beth, Jen, Lulu, Jith, and Adam.
A Blog with Substance award:
Thank the blogger who awarded you and sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation and experience in 5 words (that's a lot for 5 words!)

Trying not to be boring!

The Blog with Substance award goes to: Adam! He's been a Flickr contact of mine for several years now and anything he sets out writing is guaranteed to be interesting :)

Monday, 4 October 2010

I'm still alive!

I'm pulling myself back from the verge of Blogfail. I'm feeling somewhat busy now, and lectures haven't even started yet.

Last weekend I popped up to Bristol and went on a lovely six and a half mile walk with Niall and some of his family. It was downhill to the edge of a lake and then back up but we went at a nice pace and there was stopping to admire the view/cows/lake. Niall has already had his films developed and has written a little photoblog about it here. The weather was really good; bright sunshine almost the whole time, but not too hot at all.
We had a picnic lunch along the way, watched some planes land at Bristol airport, ran away from cows that charged toward us, met a rather cute wobbly puppy, and finished the whole thing off with an excellent meal at the Bear & Swan in Chew Magna. H'rah!
The next day we had brunch at The Primrose Café in Clifton, then I drove home in time to take my sister to Asda to buy helium balloons. (and for me to buy the roses in the previous post)

After a few days of sitting around at home not achieving a great deal I came back up to Bristol. We drove up in pelting rain; the spray on the motorway was so bad I could hardly see! But we made it, lugged my stuff up to my flat, and had a delicious selection of salads for lunch at Papadeli, with Luscombe lemonade, ciabatta & oil, and really tasty manchego (Spanish sheep cheese). Followed, of course, by coffee and cake. I was actually too busy eating to take photos, but it was delicious.*

Since coming back I've been to the pub with Photosoc, seen one of my friends who's a singer/songwriter play a gig, drunk tea with computer scientists, run away to rainy Plymouth for a friend's birthday and had Photosoc meetings to organise all manner of new year stuff.

I've got to organise a photographic scavenger hunt! Eeek. It involves sending teams of people off around Bristol with a list of things to take photos of, they can be specific things, vague ideas or concepts. The idea is to have fun and meet people. I've got a few ideas already but suggestions are welcome!

Here's a video of my friend Mikey aka asinglebiteofcherry playing at The Croft in Stokes Croft last Thursday.

You can hear samples of and buy his album on his website!

I'm off to London tomorrow for a gig, excitingness! Expect photos etc in the next few days...

*You may be able to tell I quite like food