Monday, 8 November 2010

Martyn Joseph Again

So I went to see Martyn Joseph play at The Brook last night. He was once again totally amazing. He is so expressive on stage and as much as I love his songs I don't think anyone could do them justice the way he does. He is funny and sensitive and somehow reaches out to the crowd. At one point he threw a plectrum into the crowd, I was gutted that it didn't fall near me and he only threw the one :(

He got to me even more than usual as he talked about the new project he has been working on with children from schools in Wales. The way he spoke about children with so much passion and hope was moving for anyone but especially for Susie and I in our profession.

Of course I bought the album of the new project but haven't listened to it properly yet.

So much loving live music and excited about the next few gigs.

Tattoo is doing really well so far, seems to be very healthy and healing well - hope it lasts. Bepanthan is fab! :)

Saturday, 6 November 2010

New Tattoo

So I went and did it.

Kayaking was not on - and looks like won;t be any more until the new year now that the winter is upon us. So knowing that I will not be plunging into rivers (or swimming pools) for a few weeks, I went to book in for a new tattoo.

On arriving at Asgard -and showing them the design I had chosen, which they raved over, - I asked to book in to be told there was a cancellation slot available right then, so I went for it! I now have a very pretty musical design on my shoulder which i'm really pleased with. It wasn't my original plan - but I really like it. It was also not where I was originally planning on having it somewhere it would be so visible but i'm glad I did - if i'd had more time to think about it I might have changed my mind but - I am pleased i didn't.

I have a design prepared to have on my leg too which i'm gonna hope to have done in the new year once this one has fully healed.

It really didn't hurt as much as I remember - or maybe I just deal with pain better these days. Either way i'm definitely up for having another.

The image is a bit manky at the moment as it is totally fresh - I will post more pictures as it heals and is all cleaned up but it gives you the idea.

I'm a happy girly! :) One more thing off the list.