Sunday, July 09, 2006

Chilling out

Yesterday I had my first proper whole day off in around 3 weeks, and it was fanatastic! I actually slept really well, had a lazy lie in, and got up feeling refreshed and revitalised (those of you who know me will know what a rare occurrence this is)! A large pot of coffee accompanied by bacon & guacamole bagels followed, along with a catch up gossip with FMB. Then it was off round to CNL's for a blissful afternoon lazing in her garden, aided by plentiful jugs of Pimms, and a dangerously addictive card game in which my competitive streak well and truly reared its ugly head! Was supposed to head off and see Fat Freddy's Drop at Somerset House in the evening, but was far too happy and settled to move - a testament to CNL's wondrous hospitality! I'm just glad not all days off are like this, because it makes me truly value them when they are.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Sunset in Sheffield

Friday, July 07, 2006

Life on the road

Phew - have just returned after a week on tour, visiting 5 (glamorous?!) UK cities in 6 days, and I haveto say, despite feeling absolutely knackered, its been a very splendid week, full of hard work, fun and no major mishaps. Seems very strange being back in my flat now, after living in hotels and on crew catering. Incidentally (not that I can imagine any of you ever needing to anyway) but never, under any circumstances stay in Coventry Novotel - I won't go into all its qualities, but it didn't start well, as when we arrived (at midnight, having driven up from London that morning and worked 12 hours onsite at the show) it was to discover that they'd taken it upon themselves to give away my pre-paid room to another guest...grrrr! And then ofcourse there was the hardcore porn being shown in the foyer bar. Otherwise, we saw lovely rolling yorkshire dales, beautiful sunsets, heard fabulous northern accents ('appen) and oh yes, some funky rock courtesy of RHCP, Ben Harper and !!!
Previously (on er), I also had lots of splendid fun working on Wireless Festival and Roger Waters in Hyde Park...