Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Big licks from Miss Daisy

Having fun at Ashton Court in the sun!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Best Costume Making Site Ever!!!

Now come on... admit it, you've always wanted to make your own Superhero costume. Will this is the site for you This is where you can make the boots, the cape, the everything!!! Or if you just want to make the mask, here you go... But it could be worse you could look like this.
(Taken from the - good projects gone bad!)

Miss Madonna

I know, I know. I shouldn't waste my money. But she was rather good. Miss Madonna pulled out all the stops, and put on quite a video/media/all singing and dancing affair. You occasionally felt preached at, with her use of 'poor children' pictures and pleas of "you can make a difference!, but she managed to pull it off.

Although, I'm not quite sure why she was on a mirrored cross with a crown of thorns on her head, but hey why not! And if I looked as good as her, I would be a very happy girl!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Demonic Tots and Evil Looking Food from the 50's

I've found this fab website for all of my fellow 50's lovers out there. Peruse the whole site, but I especially love the DT's page, which stands for Demonic Tots. They sure are evil looking. Just like these 'peas in potato boats' (why, you have to ask?)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Cows and Bean Crocks

We’re not home right this minute, please leave a message after the beep.

Yep – In Jersey for a bit visiting the reley’s.

Here’s some views from the Island, including my favourite little white building ‘Le Don Hilton’ which you can rent from the National Trust and have a barbecue while watching the surfers.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Massive Attack - Westonbirt Arboreteum

Yes, it was in a forest. Not that you saw any squirrels or anything too leafy. I was really hoping to get a box in a treehouse, and sit with some VIP badgers.

Having seen MA a few times before (Ashton Court house, where they served a light buffet, and a chill out room), I knew not to expect dancing girls or anything too showy. But the beautiful bathing coloured lights, wasn’t quite enough to distract from the doom and gloom of the opening number ‘famous flags’. Roberts influence of ‘darkness’ was clearly evident, and I really think he should go and see a ‘burlesque’ show or something similar, as I felt it was quite a challenge to remain upbeat while waiting for the more dancey tunes.
As evident in the photos, the wonderful Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins) was called out for a few tunes, and she never disappoints. If one thing Massive Attack do well (apart from a good line in doom and gloom tunes), is reinvent fabulous vocalists to a new audience. Horace Andy was a joy and the woman (who’s name escapes me) who sang ‘unfinished sympathy’ was equally wonderful. The sad news of the event was Terry Callier’s collapse (the singer for ‘live with me’) on stage while performing as a support act. He said he had problems with his sugar levels, and was given a chocolate mini roll, and then collapsed again. I was queuing for my hot chocolate at the time (25 mins!!!, and yes I know it’s not very rock n roll) and I saw this all on the big screen. By the time I made my way back to the front row, I saw him being wheelchaired off by the ambulance men. And the security men at the front asked us if we wanted the remainder of his mini roll for ebay.

Part of the Bristol contingent lording it up. Yes you Miss Beth Gibbons, screaming like a banshee possesed during 'The Flies' support slot.