Friday, 28 June 2013

A Week of Adventures

I need to stop opening blogs with 'I'm sorry for the lack of blogging'....thing is I'm a very busy bee at the mo, life just feels like a total whirlwind, but not a destructive whirlwind, one that is spreading happiness and putting a big cheesy grin on my face. I did think maybe I should write a batch of blogs and hit publish throughout the week, kind of like when you cook a huge batch of, say spag bol, you freeze it in portions, or is that only OK for food? I'll have a think.
In the past week or so I've been to ascot, sipping champers and gambling like a chicken! By which I mean, the sort of bets your grandma would have you put on as kid...I'm talking coinage not even breaking into the big boy notes. Which was pretty stupid of me as luck was hovering by me and I managed to leave with the same money I started with...not a bad days effort but could have had a heavier purse...
I've only been to ascot once before but it's a fun day out, providing the weather holds up. You get to see queeny with the royal procession, she loves her gee gee's! The best bit for me is spying people's outfits and those hats, people go c.r.a.z.y! Im sure people thought we were crazy, stopping mid street to change from flats into heels as the more well dressed people strolled can take the girl out of......

Dress from Warehouse

I mentioned, well garbled about, my musical obsession in my last post and last weekends Day and Night festival means I have even more to rabbit on about. Did any of you go? It was awesome. Possibly the smallest festival I've ever been too, there was the main stage (one and only) and a pagoda for the dj's to play around in...aaaaand that was pretty much it.
Not complaining, it made for much amusement, as one act finished the eager crowd wander from stage to stage, well back and forth, pretty much all day. If you watched from afar we looked like a bunch of ants scurrying around without much purpose.
The first thing Chris and I do when we get to festivals is scout out what food vans are there - festival food has to be the best food. When you start to feel slightly woosey after the 3rd or 4th cider...ok 2nd...the listening sense starts to go into submission and your nose takes over and those taste buds spring into life...yuuummyy foooooddd!!
It has to be done.

Even though we had not heard of any of the acts we were pleasantly surprised at who we saw, our fave band of the day, well apart from The XX, was a group called Kindess, they rocked it. Love discovering new music, I tend to fall in love with a band and get slightly obsessed and play their music on repeat...sad I know...have a listen.

Well the finale of the day, a live performance from The event organisers The XX, absolutely blew me away. They were phenomenal, check out this recording, not from me but what I found on you tube, you get my drift then.

Anyhoo some fun family news from the weekend, my cousin has had a baby boy so I've been knocking myself out to finish his present, all will be revealed next weekend right here folks, yes I'm teasing you with an upcoming project....naughty!
I would have had it finished by now but work is taking me all over at the mo. Just got back from a trip to Liverpool. I know I'm there for work but these trips are fun. I really like getting to know other cities. Don't get me wrong, I'm very settled and still very much loving London life, but I like getting a slice of the other cities action, greedy I know, maybe I'm a city whore?? Er, no, just greedy ;)

PS - apologies for the poor quality of photos, my camera has officially given up on me so I'm the search for a new one.....

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