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Where Have I Been?

| March 4, 2014 | 8 Comments

Sooooo, it’s been a while! January & February blur into a haze of snotty noses, various winter ailments, one of our beloved cats going missing (still missing 7 weeks on sadly); and the reunion of my old band. Its been busy. And mixed.

This blog is going to take some weird directions over the coming months. Being J’s mum is still my number one priority but you can’t beat a bit of rock n roll in your life can you?

If you have read the ‘About Me section you will know I have been in a couple of reasonably successful indie bands over the years. My first band Slowdive has reformed this year. We are  playing a number of festivals around the globe over the summer with many more exciting things planned. Our news was officially announced at the end of January by the Primavera Festival in Barcelona. The response has been overwhelming not to mention the slots we have been offered at various festivals.

The run down of dates announced so far are:

19th May – London, Village Underground – Sold Out

30th May – Primavera Festival, Barcelona

5th-7th June – Optimus Primarvera Sound, Porto

7th June – Villette Sonique – Paris

20-22 June – Best Kept Secret Festival, Netherlands

16th July – Radar Festival, Padova, Italy

17-20 July – Latitude Festival, UK

20th July – Pitchfork Festival, Chicago

9th August – Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway

There are more things to be announced over the next couple of months. For Slowdive updates, it’s best to follow @slowdiveband on Twitter, Facebook and our own website which is here.

I am very lucky to have a very supportive family around  me to enable me to literally jet off at the weekends to play shows. Him Outdoors is an absolute diamond (and we celebrate 13 years together this week!), he is virtually pushing me out the door to go and sing. It is going to be quite an adventure and I will sharing some of those moments here.

In other news my garden is in dire need of some tlc. We have finally been offered an allotment not far from our house which is great news. This will mainly be for Him Outdoors to have fun with. We still have many plans for renovating our garden this year and our kitchen needs to be completely gutted due to condensation mouldy hell. Not much on then right?

Silent Sunday 29th December 2013

| December 28, 2013 | 14 Comments

The calm before the storm

Silent Sunday 22nd December 2013

| December 22, 2013 | 7 Comments

Merry Christmas!

Oh Christmas Tree!

| December 19, 2013 | 6 Comments

Starlight No 1








Are you ready? No? Me neither….but the tree is up…dropping needles all over the place because Him Outdoors forgot to cut the base of the tree off..this could be the shortest lived tree we have ever had…

I have been up to some crafty business in the last couple of weeks which is unusual for me, though I love doing it I never seem to give myself time to do much but I am going to make a concious effort to change that. I recently went on a willow weaving workshop one evening and made a very simple wreath. I added Christmas decorations that usually go on the tree…


  I also made a simple heart and bought some mini lights to wrap around it. Am pleased with the result.

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And my final bit of craftiness involved the making of an Elf. His name is Ernie. He is handstitched from scrap fabric that I already had and took a few evenings. He is not the neatest stitched fella and is without hat. I wanted to make something little for J.  I think he will get his hat in time for Christmas 2014…… need to rush these things is there?

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Finally,  I must update you on the amaryllis. We are on week 4 now and it has suddenly just shot up after a disappointing first few weeks. Yes it really is that colour too!

Amaryllis Week 4

Well that wraps up the garden related posts for this year! I’ve thoroughly enjoying joining in with this linky and look forward to seeing everyones gardens through winter and into spring!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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