There's a parallel between photographs and songs in that they can both take you back to a moment, producing vivid memories and nostalgia, and that's just one of the reasons I love music so much. Some music induced memories I have are.. (I may have done a similar post to this before, but after 200 … Continue reading Songs that throw me back..
A woman empties a bucket of piss, sloshes through the cobbles as my driver curses. Cretin! The horses pulling the cart don’t care, they soldier on; we all do, really. A withered man with a wicker basket sells his wears for scraps of tin, fabric, anything. I blow my nose on a handkerchief, see streaks … Continue reading The Future Isn’t What it Was (Poem)
When I did my little trip to Bratislava, Vienna and Brno there was one more stop I was particularly excited for- Budapest. Everyone I've ever spoken to about it always declares their love for the place; raves about the city. So I had high hopes heading in on the long bus from Brno.. First things … Continue reading Does Budapest Justify It’s Hype?
I'm a self diagnosed emetophobic. Vomit is the worst of the worst to me, and sometimes the fear of being sick can lead me to actually feeling sick, it's a cruel cycle. SO, when in Vienna, I had the roughest of times when my body betrayed me and I got a sickness bug. The trip … Continue reading Getting sick abroad: Vomiting In Vienna
I've always wanted to visit Croatia; pictures make it look absolutely stunning. So, when I stumbled upon flights for 30 pound return, from Southend (literally 15 mins from me) I couldn't resist. Thankfully, four friends were also up for it, and so we spent a long weekend in the seaside city of Pula! Pula is … Continue reading My First Time in Croatia! (Pula)
It's been radio silence on this blog for a little while now, for which I apologise, but I was off on a trip round Europe which means a bunch of new content to write about- woo! First stop was Bratislava, which I visited before around October of last year- read about it here! I was … Continue reading Back to Bratislava!
So last night I was at the Union Chapel in Islington to see Lucy Rose. It's a beautiful venue; a beautiful church which one would be forgiven for thinking was designed with live music in mind, as it's so perfect for it. Lucy Rose was very pleasant, also. Her set, which consisted nearly exclusively of … Continue reading The death of an artist
We were all young and silly once, and wore a bunch of stuff that makes us cringe now.. SKINNY skinny jeans. I used to wear jeans that were called 'spray-on' or ultra skinny; skin tight if you will. I was about 13 in the photo below so I can excuse it somewhat, but I still … Continue reading My Past Fashion Faux Pas’