Monday, 2 August 2010

Sharpitor and other things

Today I went up Sharpitor, which is just outside Dousland, in Yelverton. Its right on the edge of Dartmoor but its a lovely climb, and a great place to ramble. I found myself a nice little place to sit and wrote some more of the diary of Amy Street. I have decided to enter the diry into the national short story competition for new women writers, provided i can finish it in time (deadline is sept30th) and its within the word limit although i guess i can edit it to fit the 4000 word limit!
Sharpitor was lovely, it was quite windy but it was warm and sunny, I wasnt the only one with that idea tho, i came across a couple sat sketching. I really need to get back into my drawing again! The moors seem to be full of tourists at the moment, every other car was a foreign one lol, lots of french cars about up there lol.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Busy few days leading up to doing nothing!

well i have managed to do not a great deal today! lol, i have started writing again tho, which is great, gives me something intelletual to do! have written about 4 pages of 'The Diary Of Amy Street' which is pretty good for me, as it takes me years to complete stories normally!

B came down to visit me on saturday night and stayed til monday morning, we had a lovely day on sunday, went up to Burrator res and took loads of pics, then walked up and down North Hill looking for something to do, then came back and watched Eragon.

work has been good, busy but in a good way.

think thats about it.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Laughter is the Best medicine!

It really is lol. been feeling under the weather for the past few days, so today i went on the mire and they are all in their silly moods which has made me really hyper.
i really want to go out tonight and do something but i dont know where to go or have anyone to go with :( not fair at all.
nvm. ill carry on giggling away at the mire :D love them to pieces!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

well today I started work. it was ok I guess, may take time to settle in. People seem friendly enough. was exhausted when I finished though!
tomorrow night im working 10.30pm til 5.30am! my first overnight shift, should be interesting.

OMG! yesterday I went to Rise in Bristol and got my copy of Hearts&Minds :D and Seth signed it, and he said my name was cool :D oober happy now!!! I had my photo taken with him as well :D so chuffed, came away from Bristol on cloud 9 and still havent quite come down from it yet hehe. Currently have the cd on repeat and am putting it on my mp3 player so I can listen to it in the car :D

Sunday, 18 July 2010

I've been offline for a while but now I'm back :D just to update you with what's what;

Blog update: Wednesday 14th July

Well I have moved to Plymouth, I moved down on Friday and am now settled in quite nicely. I have 2 flat mates who both seem really nice and I’ve had no problems with them yet.
On Saturday I went for a walk around Burrator Reservoir and got stuck in the mud! It was up to my knees! And then I had to do a very long walk of shame back to my car! I got some very strange looks off people lol but I don’t mind.
It was quite nice and sunny here up until Monday evening when it came over all cloudy and overcast. It was really misty up on the moors so I went for a drive up there. :D it was lovely and atmospheric. I know that’s quite strange but I like things that are a big odd. I love really atmospheric places and places with lots of history. I think Dartmoor fascinates me because of all the myths and legends around these parts, also all the little villages are really quaint and I love the whole idea of an idyllic rural life.
Now don’t laugh but I really would love to work on a farm for a few weeks, just to say that I have experienced it. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work on a farm or to own a small plot of land on which to keep animals and have a proper little farmhouse type cottage with a cottage garden. I am a strangely old fashioned girl I think, I would love to go back in time to when life was simple and everything was done for one’s self. I would love to one day be totally self sufficient. Maybe when I retire I might do that.

Blog update: Thursday 15th July

I have a busy day ahead of me tomorrow. I have a meeting with the recruitment manager at Tavistock road McDonalds and then I am off to Chagford in north Devon to meet R and then we are going to chagstock for the weekend :D yay festival! :D

Sunday: today:

Well, Thursday night, at about midnight I decided to drive up the moors in the dark! Needless to say, because I'm such a wuss, I didnt last very long and turned around long before I got very far. It was absolutely pitch black and deadly quiet up there. Soo un-natural and unnerving. I was aiming for Princetown, which is about 6 miles from Yelverton, and mostly through the moors. Its not that far at all and I should have been able to do it, but I couldnt, but I did laugh at myself for chickening out all the way home lol!

Chagstock was brilliant fun! Cold, windy with lots of rain showers, but brilliant fun!
Seth was amazing as ever :D lol some chavvy teenagers in front of us, (well I think we were surrounded really!) started a mosh pit to Race To Be King!!!! If I wasnt so worried about me and R getting squashed, it would have been quite amusing!
We saw most of the bands as at Chagstock they have a weird set up where you move from one stage to the other constantly, they only have one band on at a time, on alternating stages. Most peculiar but it seemed to work!
Saw an amazing American guy play two guitars at the same time! ummm let me just find his name . . . aha Rodney Branigan, aparrently he is a youtube legend, I've not heard of him before, but he was incredable! The Voodoo Trombone Quartet were fun, very lively and got everyone dancing. Eat The Rich were brill was well, local punk folk band, pretty good music, may have to look them up. While we were watching them, I spotted Sean Lakeman, Katheryn Roberts and their two little girls come in and have a dance!
Oh and we saw the twins again when they were setting up the stage for Seth, they came on with Sean and were playing on the drums and they waved at the crowd and we all waved back and people started clapping and cheering, and one of the little girls did a curtsey! ah so cute! :D

Now I'm back from Chagstock and sunburnt somehow! and absolutely exhausted. Seeing as I am going up to Bristol tomorrow, I'm guna shoot and have a lazy evening watching a dvd me thinks.
See ya laters

Monday, 5 July 2010

big news :D

Ok well the whole purpose of this blog is to keep my friends and family up to date (and amused) with what I am doing.

I am moving to Plymouth :D hopefully by next week at the latest I will be moving into my student let for the summer! I am so very very excited. Started packing today, never quite realised I had accumulated quite so much junk over the years :s so have been sorting (more like wading) through it trying to decide what to do with it all! So far I have managed to pack my clothes . . . that's about it lol!
But none the less I am very excited by it all, and really hope that Plymouth will live up to my expectations, and that I get to do everything I plan to do while I am down there.

Wish me luck and stay in touch.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Simple things that make me smile :D

my best friend E! She is the most amusing person . . .
Took her for a drive around Cheddar just now, she found my hat in the back of the car and then proceeded to dance around and squeal like Michael Jackson :D

people doing daft things is always garanteed to make me smile :D

Monday, 28 June 2010

'Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy' - Anne Frank

Well I think there is beauty in everything . . .

To be frank I am a bit of a hippy tho.
Nothing makes me happier that spending hours just wandering around the countryside by myself completely in tune with nature. At the moment my favourite haunt is anywhere in Dartmoor. I first visited Dartmoor for my birthday in Jan, we got snowed in admittedly, but I just loved it there. the moors are so rugged and peaceful and inspiring. I absolutely adore Hound Tor, which I discovered thanks to Seth Lakeman's Kitty Jay record.
My friend and I went on a hunt for Jay's Grave in Manaton and found Hound Tor, its so mysterious and tranquil. the last time I went I climbed up it bare foot!

But I have never felt more at ease and at peace with the world and with myself than I do when I'm roaming about Dartmoor. There is just something about the area that seems to draw me in. I love it so much there that I am going to move there before the end of this year and live there for the rest of my life! ( well until i fall in love with some other place at least!)

The next place I want to find is Whistman's Wood, and Fox Tor, and the Hurlers, and the list will continue to grow as I discover more and more myths and folk stories and places of interest, and that's the beauty of it!

Hi all

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