On the Quayside market, there was an amazing mirror stall.

I was nursing a sore head and stiff body when I wandered around the centre of Newcastle. I self-medicated with some chips with brown sauce and a slice of caramel shortbread (see above) and soon felt better.

Newcastle is a very pretty city. The layout of it is easy on the eye – roads wind up and down, interweaving with arches and other curved structures. There are plenty of quirks to it. Geordies are also very friendly. I took a taxi the night I got there and learned an impressive amount about the talkative driver’s life in the mere ten minutes I spent in his car. I felt bad for being such a cynical Londoner, wondering what these lovely people really wanted from me. It was a refreshing experience and I’d definitely like to go back when I have more time to soak it in.

Take it from the top
April 27, 2010, 4:40 pm
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I guess I should post in chronological order the events of the past few days. It’s been so hectic! I’ll start with last Thursday, when Marietta and I gigged at Citizen Smith in Putney.

It was quite chilly singing in front of a giant open window frame, hence the coats. We looked a bit like singing detectives.

This week I am refusing to make plans because I am completely worn out. I have more than enough photos to put up here, including from my birthday and a whirlwind trip to Newcastle. Really liked Newcastle. I’m also still mulling over the idea of a jewellery post. We shall see!


Tonight the subject of Halloween 2007 came up so I decided to dig out these old photos. I have no idea what I was meant to be dressed as (cat whiskers + ears + pink wig??), but the photo of me playing an accordion we found(!) next to who appears to be Slash is hilarious! Go have a look through your old photos and see what gems you stumble upon! Here, for example, is my friend Adrian dressed as a tomato:

We’re considering dressing Adrian as Pikachu this year!