Monday, 28 February 2011

My Birthday Week!

Our drive to Birmingham was spent eating too many boiled sweets and arguing over what music we wanted but was overall, a straight forward drive. However, Gareth did have a man paddy when I got hungry and ate a snickers in the car. His fake puking noises almost made me slap hium - but love (and the fact his face was screwed up enough) stopped me from breaking his nose.

After checking into our hotel - which was like a motel from a 70's American horror flick, we decided to hit the town. After wading through the shoppers in the bullring (can see why they call it that), making a speedy exit through the market and weighing up the pros and cons of having a chinese mid afternoon - as all we could see was china town - we finally found a little gem of a pub to host us for the afternoon. The games began...

...and this was the result. Some very odd poses in public, causing some very strange looks. But hey - after what felt like the zillionth Black Sambuca and Jaegermiesters, we didn't give a shit!

So it was back to the hotel to erm...shower...and Gareth had a kip (surprise, surprise), we set off to the 02 Academy to see ...


We were absolutely knackered by the end of the gig, which showed how truly awesome it was!

Then last Saturday Gareth took me to Swansea for the day to get the Owl tattoo that I have been wanting forever. I absolutely love it and can't wait til it has healed and the colours come out a bit more. Have to say it's definately throbbing a bit now though!

I hope you like the ginger hair that it's got - Gareth's idea!!!

Thanks Gareth for a brilliant Birthday week!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Nothing is constant.

Nothing is constant; the wind changes and the tides ebb away. 

We are often left reeling by change and lost in reflection on old ways, old times, old friends. We are creatures of habit, fearing to break away from our routine and little daily rituals, and even dare to imagine that change is for the best.

Our greatest fear is the change that is forced upon us. That we are somehow out of control of our lives and cannot hope to understand the lives of others. We each stand alone in our small sphere of panic. 

We're waiting for that spark of understanding that lights in the eyes of the person we love, whether they be friend or lover, that says "I fear it too, but I'm with you and things could be great!"

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Loving my new photofunia App!

What clever little gadgets we have these days! There was I, bored on a train station last week and scrolling through some old pics on facebook, when I noticed this funky little app - photofunia. Maybe I am behind with the times, but I haven't been able to stop playing with it. I can really see now, why some of my friends are totally hooked on photography!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Learner Driver

So, we're driving home from Blackwood the other night at the usual break-neck speed and out of the blue I was treated to some rare advice on driving from my husband...

Gareth: Now if you're learning don't approach a round-a-bout this fast, cos you'll crash, but its ok for me cos I just used my indicator and that just about saved us.
Me: Ok thanks (knuckles undoubtedly white)
Gareth: Oh, and you'll probably do this quite a bit at first - GIANT SWERVE - and again, you'll probably crash, but I'm a pro so its ok for me.
Me: Yeah, I'll bear that in mind hun.
Gareth: I can't believe a license is £50. £50! I mean that's extortionate that is!
My inner monologue: Ah, so that's the crux of it :)

I have therefore concluded that my husband is extremely clever, and has attempted to frighten the life out of me in a bid to change my mind about learning to drive and get out of paying £50 for a provisional license. On Yer bike Ginge!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Welcome to My Blog!

Well, I've popped my blog cherry and this is my first ever post! Expect to see all my artistic antics and general thoughts on life with a ginger :) I'm hoping 2011 will go with a BANG!