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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Made by cows

I posted about the amazing Anchor tv advert a while ago, but here's some mural advertising they've produced for the campaign. Read more on Creative Review, here.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Berkhamsted

Today I drove to Berkhamsted with my dad, a place where we have passed through many-a-times on the train to London but never actually been to. We went to the castle remains (which you can see from the train station) and walked along the canal. 'Twas nice.

 I feel I haven't photographed any signs in a while.
Old brick lettering.
And now for a canal walk:
Totem pole!
Lovely looking building.
I like odd-looking trees.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Funny bones



Corpse Bride is on tv at the moment and the skeleton dog reminded me of the Funny Bones books that I used to love when I was little. Probably enforced by the fact that it had any kind of dog in it. I remember the books better than the tv programme but it's a fun intro.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Basic black, please


Who knew there were so many kinds of coffee? I just drink black. I did wonder what a macchiato was, but it seems it's basically a cappuccino with chocolate on top – which is what you get in Costa anyway! ~ via www.fastcodesign.com

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Monkey Island


The Monkey Island games are the quite simply the best video games I've ever played. I used to play the original point and click games when I was a wee girl, with my pa. The original game is older than me! And I have many fond memories of calibrating cacti and carving masks from tofu – I didn't know what tofu was before Monkey Island.

Anyway, the first two games have been remade and are available for iPhone/iPad. I don't have either of those but my dad has an iPod Touch so I eagerly made him download it.

Gizmodo also wrote an article about the MI2 special edition game.

Monday, 19 July 2010

2000 Trees III

After a not so good nights sleep, day two begins. I'm sorry I still don't have any pictures of my company – Josh, Lindsay and Sam.

DAY TWO
Nature walk.
View down onto the festival site.
I didn't take many photos after the nature walk until the afternoon when Josh
and I got to the front of the main stage for Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit.
BANJO!
This is Johnny Flynn by the way.
We also watched Sonic Boom Six, awesome ska/punk band,

65daysofstatic, instrumental rock, and Bombay Bicycle Club - "who?"
But I didn't take any photos of these, so here's a turtle on a fishing rod.
And onto Saturday night headliners,
THE SUBWAYS

 At the front, oh yes.
Most of my photos are of Billy, singer/guitarist, as Charlotte, bassist,
was too far away to focus on for a half decent photo. And the drummer was
shrouded in smoke - I cannot remember his name, is it Josh?
Finally an okay picture of Charlotte.
After this I was too busy bopping and singing to take photos.

I'm going to go as far as to say, The Subways put on the best show of the festival. It was a great end to Trees. They're so energetic and enthusiastic. Playing all of my favourites, including Mary - a song that opens with "Mary is my best friend". The perfect song to represent my best friend, Lindsay, who was there with me and
introduced me to The Subways in the first place.

Billy is a fine showman and engaged with the audience well. It was their first headline of a festival, so you could tell it was special. At the end, he did the unbelievable thing of climbing up the side of the stage - something I've seen him do on TV. But to top it off, when he reached the top, towering above us, he leaped into the centre of the crowd. Crazy and brilliant.