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Colchester Town and Country Fair [Apr. 24th, 2018|05:48 pm]
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Sunday 22 April: Colchester Town and Country Fair

Recovering from freezing night sleep but another gorgeous sunny day and some friends popping by too . Unfortunately on the way back late that evening whilst tired, weary, post camping mess, car full of reenacting gear and we broke down 1 hour from home :( Even more annoying we had the car service a few weeks ago. Many hours awaiting the tow truck :( , at least we were at a small petrol station on the A12 so toilets and snacks are available...
Unfortunately they could not tow us home so we were bundle into a taxi , at least they got us a big ones so we could take swords, gun, suitcases....and the car went into a storage ...
The good news, the car got towed back the next day, straight to the garage and they did the repairs, for free :) Which in many way should have been anyway as they only just had the car in and did work on that part a week ago so it well should be but we expected the worst).


cold in the morning


bus sunshine returns




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Colchester Town and Country Fair [Apr. 24th, 2018|05:35 pm]
MorbidFrog
Saturday 21 April: Colchester Town and Country Fair

 
My first event of the year, this one always a bit weird as just a small unit among ferret racing , dog shows and bouncy castle but it pays for other events and also it is always weirdly surreal. Probably one of the few i can do this year as they mostly clashes with pother events and travels. At least the sun was out although it was freezing at night in the tent.
Left silly early on Saturday and set up camp before the public arrives. Also samples some nice food and tested lots of chili beers but that Chili stout was insane ..the hottest thing ever, might have bought  a few bottles
http://www.fallenangel-brewery.co.uk/
 




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Epica and Myrkur [Apr. 16th, 2018|06:19 pm]
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Friday 13 April: Epica and Myrkur

Great gig lat the Forum, Epica were fantastic, that voice of her is always so incredible and the grinning keyboadist was just infectious. Myrkur although very different in style, were just goosebump a experience and just as amazing intense as their album. It was eerie , beautiful and hauntingly powerful, not too sure of Ocean of Slumber but all together a very good evening with symphonic metal partner in crime Andy Merritt



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Sol Invictus Necropolis [Apr. 16th, 2018|05:15 pm]
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Sol Invictus new album

There are many reasons to get the new Sol Invictus album: Necropolis, its is amazing, lost of talented friends are involved, it comes with a beautiful book full of dark imageries and London tales and as a supportive girlfriend i must also excitingly say Simon Satori sings on it and amusingly the photo was taken in my office :) For a much better review i will try link to simon one .
http://en.prophecy.de/artists/sol-invictus/











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Simon Birthday [Apr. 16th, 2018|05:14 pm]
MorbidFrog
Thursday 12 April: Simon Birthday

Ready for the house to fill with friends to play a few games to help Simon Satori celebrate his birthday



We just about managed to squish everyone in last night. Thanks to Alyson for making the birthday cake and everyone for coming, show their knowledge in guessing games and bringing lots of yummy things



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Kittens and sewing class [Apr. 16th, 2018|05:06 pm]
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Friday 6th April: Kittens

Two of those gorgeous bundle of furs will come and live with us in a few months ❤ . perfect excuse to go to dinner at friends and cuddle those beauties, they were born the same week Jazz died, need a lovely home and it works out very nicely for us too as will be after WGT. So much cuteness



Saturday 7th April : Sewing Class: Make a dress in a day
That sewing workshop was so good. I learned more in one morning than during that whole course I did few years ago at Camden working men college. Used my first overlocker machine ( I want one now) and did an invisible zip. Also realised i have been using the wrong feet for zip for years. Just the right level and pace. Might do some more . Unlikley to wear it as a bit too big at top and small at bottom and well the style and print not really me but the fabric came with the course.
https://www.thefashionbox.co.uk/










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Glastonbury Carnival [Apr. 11th, 2018|05:25 pm]
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I was a little sadden to miss the next Fairy Ball (clashes with Rome Burns playing at Leeds Goth City), but to not suffer too much Glastonbury withdrawn symptoms (after all i need my Linda Ravenscroft hugs and waving at the Tor every few months), we are going to finally experience the Glastonbury Carnival instead and even better staying with friends

Roll on november :)






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Mary and the Witch's Flower [Apr. 11th, 2018|05:23 pm]
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Tuesday 11 April: Mary and the Witch's Flower

For once our local cinema is showing a non-blockbuster, subtitled film anime. Rare to get preview in Wood green so we had to go...
Mary and the Witch's Flower was a lovely anime , however what a palava. We pretty much had no subtitles or just one, time to time, so trip to the front to complain, they said an engineer was coming but no other communication or announcement whatsoever. So after a while we decided to leave and queued to get our money back, luckily as it got to us, the manager came in so we managed to also get some free VIP tickets for next time and the engineer finally appeared to say it was sorted. A ratio problem so they were just hidden. Decided to get back in, luckily could fathom what we missed story wise and finally enjoy the film. A lovely light, fantasy story with adorable cats, Magic school and very much in the Ghibli studio style. Great film debut for Studio Ponoc.



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Coraline the Opera [Apr. 6th, 2018|06:09 pm]
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Wednesday 4 April: Coraline the Opera

 

We met for yummy vegetarian indian dinner with Paul and Suzanne, then made out way to the Barbican.

The show was a bit underwhelming. There was some good bits but the score seemed just a big flat and it was just very slow in parts. The second half was definitely better but it could have been so much creepier .They seemed to cut out some of the darkest bits in the book but I really liked how the other mum got more and more witchy, how it created lots of conversations about the book/animation... and well everyone with big button eyes looks more interesting. It was a good but just not brilliant.

https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/the-royal-opera-coraline





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Museum of Childhood [Apr. 6th, 2018|06:04 pm]
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Wednesday 4 April: Museum of Childhood

Bit of time to kill so we went for a wander around the Museum of childhood . It has changed a lot since I last went, I recall lots of stuff in darker rooms. Now it is sparse and clinical and just a few things on show. Yet another museums being stripped from personality with more open spaces and interactive stuffs. The collection is still lovely, loved the dolls and full of beautiful nostalgia items but feel so empty now.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/




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