Friday, 31 August 2012


I would write a long and complicated blog about Summerfest but I feel I do not have the mental strength to write about it. Yes I could describe to you what I did day by day but most of the people that read this were there.

  • There was rain 
  • There was mud (about a metric f*ck tonne some would say) 
  • There was froth
  • There was fighting 
  • There was tea...without this there would be more fighting
  • There were assassinations and attempted assassination. 
  • There were alot of bad guys:
    • The great white liche. He wasn't so bad, I mean he could kill you with one look and make you in to an undead, but it was fun to walk in to the smoke and see him perched up  on the king's throne. I didn't do anything to him, it was all the knights that 'got up in his grill' that got the DIE DIE DIE call. He is now in the tree of life. 
    • Cormac, he was a high king of Ethron I believe, now a green mummy something. Destroyed I presume. 
    • Fae prince, I didn't see much of him or knew why he was even there. Presumed destroyed. 
    • The smiley faced time travelling demon (Or Wibbley wobbely timey wimey demon) from what I can tell he had the bridge thingy with the gate of souls, which  was destroyed and he got his ass handed to him. 
    • The Konnish, they came in droves, they died lots. Yay. 
    • Firey demon thing, and grey faced demon that could only be killed by two handed enchants. These where they only things on the battlefield that I willingly ran away from, 1 because I am mostly covered in metal so I don't like things made from fire and 2 I didn't have a two handed weapon so I ran around like a heap of useless. 
  • The Voices of the Dragon, there were 8 of us. 7 of Ithron, 1 of Ethron. My part of the voice was amazing, don't piss Amelia off or she'll kill you all in a beserker rage, luckily in the two days of being bound to a dragon no one pissed me off to the point of skinning them in the middle of the compound and making them in to shoes. I also had power, but if I used it all I would awaken the dragon and everything went to shit...yippee. 
  • So we have a Supreme Dragon. She is now queen. The wedding was really cool, I mean it beats a Christian wedding hands down. 
  • An Archon of Vleybor. 
  • I didn't get to play with "Special effect 1". I wouldn't have known what to do with it anyway. 
  • Getting so fed up with the rain and the mud and wet shoes I was close to tears. Yippee. 
  • Drinking an entire bottle of Port. Probably made a tit of myself. 
  • Not doing what my body guard said. 
  • Oh yeah. Tree of life. Planted in a place that have never seen blood shed.....yeah.
  • Oh and the world's most annoying herald, it was like the damn Sun newspaper. ;)
I had a great time. To be honest there were times when I was bored out of my skull but thats just me, I don't talk to people so I am left wondering around doing nothing getting boreder and boreder wanting something human to kill.

I want to say thank you to Peat, none of this awesome  would have been possible without that mind of yours. Thank you to all the refs that ran missions and the site refs. Thank you to the people who made all the awesome props, GWL looked so freaky and so did the tree afterwards. I didn't get to talk to many but the NPC's were awesome. Thank you to the people that I got to meet and talk to, though sorry to Mike who was my characters body guard for a couple of days. I don't like to stay in one place if I don't have to, I sit around and do nothing most of the time, I liked having a little freedom. Thank you to Gary who gave me and others a back rub, and for getting me something sugary when I was shaking before the battle.

Thank was longer than I expected. Oh well.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

It almost that time of year again.

So it's just over 2 and a bit weeks until Summerfest. I'm so excited about this year. There's going to be a wedding. An Ambassadorial Masquerade, which just screams trap, most people will be wearing a mask, everyone will be getting checked for Pi. Then I'm sure the rest of summerfest will be a blur. There is so much going one that I can't really list it all. On the Thursday they are testing out the sound system by playing music, which will be awesome. I usually find myself wondering aimlessly around the camp on Thursday night so this will be an awesome change. It's also my friends last leg of being CC, the past two years have been interesting and awesome, although there have been a few bits that have left me a little puzzled. But I guess it's like working through a novel; you don't really know what's going on until the puzzle has all its pieces.

It's also two days til John's birthday. We are hoping to go to Oakwood Park in Pembrokeshire. I've never boon there, I've also never been that far in to Wales. The furthest I have been is the Mumbles and Caswell bay, which by the way has an awful lot of dead jellyfish for one to step on when one is barefoot.  I also apparently write neater in sand with a stick than I do with paper and a pen. If you love ice cream I suggest you go to the Mumbles they have the best ice cream shop there called Verdi's. They have apple crumble flavoured ice cream!!! What's not to love. Unless you're lactose intolerant.

I've watched bits and bobs of the Olympics. I couldn't watch it all day, it just get dull with all the commentary. I guess the best part of actually being there is you don't have the presenters talking over everything. I bet being in London must be a fun place to be, the atmosphere must be electric. For me one of the most entertaining elements of the Olympics is people's reactions on Facebook and Twitter. For the most part it's a collection of "Go GB" "Go team GB" "Wooo Well done GB" etc but I then you have someone like Tom Hiddleston on twitter who is tweeting like every ten minutes telling the universe how uncontrollably excited he is about everything. It's like watching a puppy.  I don't see myself as someone who watches sports or follows them, but when I was watching the mens clay pigeon shooting (or whatever they call it.) I was getting really excited whenever the guy representing GB stepped up and cheering when he shot both and going "Awww no" when he missed and the other way around when the others took their shots. I'm feeling a little bit of British pride now that we are 3rd overall with 22 gold. I think that the USA and China are gaining so much is they work so much harder than we do, they also probably have larger teams, I don't really know I didn't watch the opening ceremony.

The Hollow Crown was part of the cultural Olympiad. First in line was Richard II, the king being played by young British actor Ben Whishaw, I was unsure about this play at first as it moved at a slightly slow pace. But Ben's acting was captivating. He held this slightly wry look throughout the movie. Whenever he looked sad or wept it was so adorably sad I just wanted to hug him. When Henry IV is presented by the body of his cousin Richard, the man that he just deposed. You can see the guilt in his eyes, he also looks at the guy that brought the body in like "What the fuck did you just do?" which I think haunts him until the day he died. I did love it that when Richard was speaking he was sometimes giving others the look of "I could kill you with one word". Ben will be appearing in the new instalment of James Bond as Q.

Henry IV part 1 and part 2. Which stars Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Julie Walters and David Dawson. This saw the struggle between Henry IV and his eldest son Prince Hal. Prince Hal is a drunk and a miscreant. He spends most of his time in The Boars Head in Eastcheap. In the company of Falstaff and Poins. Falstaff serves as a surrogate father to Hal, Falstaff does not  judge the young prince. When Hal and Falstaff impersonate the Kin, Falstaff who is playing Hal begs him not to banish Falstaff but to banish everyone else. Poins is a Hal's right hand man, he drinks with him, probably chases girls with him and goes about creating mischief with him, they watch Falstaff and his two men rob some scholars. They in turn ambush Falstaff. The king is not happy with his son, he tells Hal that he should get his arse in gear and gives him a cracking slap across the face, he would rather be the father to Harry Hotspur, who turns out to be a traitor and they go to battle. Where Hal kills Hotspur and Henry IV falls ill. I think this is a turning point for Hal.

Henry IV part 2. In this part Hal makes some changes for the better. He father gets sicker by the day.One of my favourite scenes is one that is important to Hal in getting his arse in gear. Him and Poins are in a bathing house, Hal feels like a hypocrite for being as he is and also feeling sad for his father. Poins agrees that he would look like a hypocrite. They then go to spy on Falstaff who is bad mouthing Hal and Poins.  You can see the disappointment in Hal and Poins' face when they fall through the ceiling. Then when Hal believes that his father is dead he takes the crown and tries it on in the throne room. The sight of seeing the prince on the throne with his fathers crown and crying is just heartbreaking. The look on his face when his sick and very alive father storms is priceless. In the end they forgive each other and everything looks ok, and then sadly the king dies in the princes arms, which is again heartbreaking. When King Henry V is at his corination he is met with Falstaff one last time and he banishes him, leaving his past behind him to be a king. That wasn't all that sad as I couldn't stand Falstaff, I don't know what happens to Poins though I feel a little sad that they had to stop being friends.

Henry V. We are met with the face of a dead king. But then we are taken back and the king is alive and well. He goes to war with France to reclaim what is his. I guess it didn't help that the French Ambassador bought Henry a box of tennis balls. When they siege Harfleur there is the famous speech of "Once more unto the breach dear friends..." Once inside Harfleur he tells the townspeople that if they did not surrender he would not be merciful. Basically letting his men kill their men, rape their women and spit their children upon pikes, which I think scares Henry just a bit, I don;t think it is an immediate effect; I think it kicks in after the battle of Agincourt.
When all is won, he is alone with his soon to be wife. When wooing her he practically says that she should love him even if he has facial scarring. This is true in the plays as Henry gets a arrow to the face in Henry IV part one. But here he has no scars, so it is a little pointless that someone such as Tom should say such a thing when he is so damn good looking. He also says "England is thine, Ireland is thine, France is thine and Henry  Plantagenet is thine." Which is one of my favourite lines.

Even though throughout the series there were bits and bobs that I didn't like or found boring I loved it all. I really felt something for each king in each different way, whether it be the greif of being deposed, or the weight of a war and having an ungrateful son or even being the ungrateful son and having to learn how to be king when you've been putting it off.

Monday, 11 June 2012

June: The month of sunshine, warmth and long long days.

It's been a while since I posted anything, I had to go back and look at the last few posts to see what I actually wrote, it was about tea and Springfest, so atleast I know I won't say the same thing twice.

I guess not much has happened over the past few weeks really, I've  mostly been sat here existing throughout the week then LRPing on the weekends. Which I have done a lot of over the past couple of weeks. I've gone from double larping and traveling to Guildford so that I could larp on a Sunday, enjoy the hot hot weather and see my friends of course. Then over the Jubilee weekend it was the usual Bristol on Sunday and BC on the bank holidays, which was fun and utterly exhausting.I will be glad to never see another damn fae or demon again, or a shard for that matter. But at the same time I'm having huge amounts of fun. It's really the chain that's ruining it for me, when it gets too heavy I am just fed up with everything. I'm also having some fun with the froth, it's a little national plot based, all I am really doing is having tea and cake with dragon kin to get info out of them, but that's just my curious, knowledge loving nature, I mean hey I did eat an apple that made me go blind because I wanted to see if it would effect me....thats all.

Over the past week I have seen quite a few movies that have recently come out. First up was Ridley Scott's Prometheus, this is the non prequel prequel to the Alien series. If you are a big Alien fan you could probably pick holes in it left right and centre. But Scott did say this is not prequel, he wanted it to be a stand alone movie, I also think that Weaver has rights to the Alien movies so that might also be a factor to it too. I am not a big Alien movie fan but I didn't hate the movie, I mean if it I did not like it I would have left that screen wondered upstairs and watched Men in Black 3. But even I knew there were some holes. Plot holes aside it is a good movie and you do get the feeling that they are not meant to be there and they probably shouldn't poke and prod a dead giant alien thingy. Micheal Fassbender makes a really good cyborg, it's really quite creepy, then you do get hints throughout the film that he's up to no good, like all robots basically, they're all bad in their own way because for whatever reason we make them like us but we leave out the important parts like emotions etc. Personally I'd only give it a 4/10. If a giant ship is rolling towards you, do not run straight in it's path, run sideways. (Yes I know it was done that way for drama)  but GAH.

The next movie that we saw was Snow white and the Huntsman. It had some really well known actors in it, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth take the lead in this adaption of the fairytale. We also have Charlize Theron as the evil queen, who also appears in Prometheus as Vickers. This movie went down better than expected, Kristen acted much better than she has in the that Travis called Twilight. She pulled off the snow white thing very well, she had a hint of the old snow white in her as the good natured animal loving all round good person, but it seems she can also hold her own in a fight, I guess you can't stay completely nice when you have been locked up by your bitch of a stepmother who also wants to kill you. As in the classic Snow white there are seven dwarves, though this time they don't have silly names, they have proper dwarvish sounding names, the dwarves were played by some really well known actors. There is also the poisoned apple which makes Snow White go to sleep until someone kisses her. She then rallies up her allies against the Queen and goes in to battle against her, she gets to wear this really awesome looking armour. It all ends as it's supposed to end and SW becomes the rightful Queen. Overall I like it, it did not disappoint.

Finally we went to see Men in Black 3,  it's been ten years since we last saw J and K, I was a little apprehensive about this movie, I didn't think it would be that great but I was wrong, it's a MIB movie all over, there's great comedy, action. It surprised me to see Jemaine Clement as the bad guy Boris the Animal, I only really know Clement from the Flight of the Conchords. I don't really have much else to say about this movie really, if you liked the last two movies you'll probably like this one too.

Also in the TV world, Game of Thrones season two is over (boo). It was amazing and fantastic, I think I might give the books a go. It might tide me over until next year. I think if you haven't seen it yet you should see it. But thankfully True Blood season 5 aired yesterday, so I watched it this morning and it was awesome. The first episode it really one of those, get to know everyone's new paths kinda thing. There are a few surprises in this episode. I think Sookie is going to have alot to deal with over this season and I don't think she'll have much to back her up, especially with what happened last season and this episode.

In the world of books, I have been listening to The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner. It's read by Tom Hiddleston, he does it really well, there are so many voices that he has to create, he does it with ease and you can always tell the difference between the characters, he gives them their own personality. It's a children's book that's set in the time of the French Revolution. It follows a gypsy and a Marquee's daughter. I haven't got very far in to the story, but it's a good story and it's giving me plot ideas. 

At the end of June (I think) the Shakespeare Unlocked season continues with Richard II, Henry IV parts one and two and Henry V.

There us much LRP in the weeks to come. It's Summerfest in like 2 months which I am super excited about.

Well that was long.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Tea and Philosophy.

#1. Happiness Tea :  1: Put the kettle on to boil. 2: Warm your favourite teapot. 3: Add one tablespoon of tea for each person. 4: Pour in boiling water, allow to brew for 10 minutes, while you do one or more of the following: Lie on the sofa like a great big slug. Hug somebody. Dancce like you danced when you were five years old. Rest. Take off your shoes and wiggle your toes. Sing like Pavarotti. Shake it like Elvis. Help yourself to a huge slice of chocolate cake. Call a friend. Listen. Remember the last time you laughed out loud. Tickle somebody. Sit where you can feel the sun on your face. Smile. Be still. Be present. Just be. 5: Stir and pour. Drink

#2 Friendship Tea: 1: Put the kettle on to biol. 2: warm your favourite teapot. 3: Add two tablespoons, one for you and one for me. 4: Pour in boiling water, and while it brews, we'll talk: We'll talk about everything. We'll talk about nothing. Whatever you want to say, I'll listen. Show me your secrets, your troubles, your joys, your profound thoughts and your silliest imaginations. Tell me a piece of juicy gossip. Or your theories on how to make the world a better place. Share a new recipe or an old memory. A brilliant idea or a stupid one. Anything. I'll be said if you are sad, I'll be happy if you are happy. 5: Stir and pour. 6: Drink

#3 Inspiration tea: 1: Put the kettle on to boil. 2: Warm your favourite teapot. 3: Add one tablespoon of tea for each person. 4: Add in the boiling water, allow to brew for ten minutes, and remember: If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. Just pretend you don't know how hard it is. Hold your ideas up to the light. Make a date to do something you're scared of doing. Admire wildflowers. Sit under the stars or on the edge of the ocean. Spend time with someone who believes in you. Or with someone you believe in. Make a list of everything you would do if you were guaranteed success. Pause. Take a deep breath. Plant a seed. It will grow. 5: Stir and pour. 6: Drink

#4 Sleepy Tea: 1: Put the kettle on boil. 2: Warm up your favourite teapot. 3: Add in one tablespoon of tea for one good night's sleep. 4: Pour in boiling water and allow it to rest for ten minutes, while you: Turn off the TV. Put your work and worries away in a draw. They'll keep until morning. Wander outside and breathe in the night air. Bow to the moon. Stretch. Fold down the bed. Place and chocolate on your pillow. Better yet, two chocolates. Pull a face in the mirror. Relax. Watch your frown lines disappear. Make peace with the day. It's almost over. Let it go. Snuggle in to your pyjamas. Yawn. If you have any sheep, count them. Yawn again. 5: Stir  and pour. 6: Drink.

This is something that I found in the charity shop I volunteer in. It was a 4 tier tea caddy that once held said teas. I've looked on the website and they make more teas for other things. The blends sound a little odd but I've only really gone as far as drinking Assam and regular tea.

You can find these teas and more at

Enjoy tea lovers. I might just try one. Or just follow the advice with normal tea.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Post Springfest aches

So it is that time of year again, I have survived Springfest for another year. Though of course as a different character.

I had the best time, despite getting shot in to face thanks to John. Though thankfully I didn't get a black eye from it just a sore face and red mark.

 The object of this years were to enjoy the Midval games and stop Callum McRory's forces of clansmen and Formori, which are Fae covered in woad.
There weren't that many games infact I think the only games that didn't turn in to a complete clusterf*ck were the archery and the caber tossing.  There was supposed to be a race but that went to hell and we ended up in the frost forge and three of us were ice cubes. One of the guild also went missing as soon as we were first attacked but we got them back quite fast as we had several scouts on our party. We then were snatched in to Fae and fucked with and on a wild goose chase then were taken on another goose chase but this time we found the person we were looking for. So yeah as the human icicles came back we were warmed up. I think I made my character suffer more from it as I was in chain and the others were in leather so the metal would have made me even more cold, which was true, whilst we were waiting for the party I froze in and out of character. I don't really remember much of Friday, I think that was the night were something happened with the Traldan shrine and the 'Little White Bitch' appeared, which I stayed well away from. That and it was out in the dark and I suck in the dark.

One of my favourite moments from Friday was walking in to the bunk room I was staying in to find a sleeping Jamie on the floor. One of my friends was outside so I asked her what I should do as I have never really encountered an asleep larper before. We gently poked him awake and I convinced him to just have a quick power nap on my bed as it was the only non bunk bed and so far it had seemed like a good place for the others to sit or put their things when I wasn't occupying said space.

My other favourite moment was getting my birthday present from Peat, it was a voice recording of Pete from Dry the River saying Happy Birthday. It was probably the coolest present ever, so thank you again Peat it was a wonderful gift.

Saturday is a bit of a blur, all I can really remember is getting bored so I went to join in camp attacks, after a few waves I then just remember getting shot in the eye by none other than my trusty boyfriend...almost gave me a black eye but not quiet, so I didn't go out on my monster slot. Myself and the Keeper played a bit of Errant Buckaroo with a sleeping errant and I managed to get a spoon in the errants' hand whereas the Keeper wasn't as lucky and he woke up. Spermed is a verb now... After much laughter Sir Harry and the late Sir Rupert had a quick duel for the hell of it, but the a random monster came out of o where and knifed Harry in the back, where he was quickly taken down. After questioning said monster we all wondered where the Huntsmaster was (he was the monster) so my character insinuated that he was off bathing in lavender oil.
I did go out on the evening one and I didn't wuss out when it got dark because I could just about see.
I wish I could have seen the party's face as death knight versions of The King, Sir Jon Oak, Sir Jaime, Sir Harry and I think Sir Stewart appeared.  Aren't alternative futures fun? ;)
Oh and the king arrived so I went around like a headless chicken looking for Sir Harry only to find he was 'elsewhere' as Olly was NPCing something else (gutted) then some other stuff happened, and I think I almost fell asleep on a table. 

Sunday was battle day. I was on the party that got to kill at frak tonne of clansmen (I didn't kill a frak tonne, I killed some) I remember trying to help hold one side and we were all just getting mullered so we all opted to go out in to the open instead of hold three different points. I really had alot of fun playing with the Einherjar's stab safe spears. I managed to impress the guild protector.  I laughed at the main bad guy get beaten to a bloody pulp by one of the South Escan boys. I didn't go out monstering because my shoulders were killing me so I helped out with setting up the banquet hall, then I bimbled out to the battle field to witness carnage. There were a few moments where I was like "Oh Shit please don't die" but four people didn't listen. Oddly enough the people I told not to die didn't which was a funny bonus.

The banquet was more than amazing. There was stretchy forky, Nile and Olly has a gravy drinking contest and Olly won. There was something concerning a knight, a maid and a fengatian......but that shall just remain as that.

I remember falling asleep as the sun was coming up and my next memory was putting on some music them waking up to a John looming over my bed.

So Springfest 2012 has to be my second favourite fest I've ever been to. But it was definitely the most  fun Amelia  has had for a long time.

Sorry that was soo long. There were just so many good things about it.

Thanks to those who made it happen. My bunk mates, it wasn't so bad sleeping in the same room with seven other people, I've slept near worse ;) and to everyone for just being there.

Monday, 23 April 2012

North isn't true, til it's leading me to you.

I'm 20 now. Nothing has really changed, I'm not longer a 'teen' and I have managed to survive 20 years of whatever life has thrown at me....only 60-80 more to go...piece o'cake.

I did however have the best weekend for my birthday, I went to Cannock on my birthday, most of my friends that go to BC on a regular basis were there. I got lots of hugs and happy birthdays. The missions were great, though there was alot of walking and rain. We had Hatti the beast slayer, who went in to a big hole and killed a massive foulspawn in a village of idiots, I really wish I had a subdue stick so I could have knocked them all out because they were getting on my nerves. One of my friends had retired her Grey Knight and has started to play a french maid, and as good as the costume is, it's not good to be in a thin french maids outfit in the pouring rain. I was happy, there was a Suddenly!  moment where Bill jumped out at us as a Werewolf. Scared the living daylights outta me.

Sunday was excellent, we made our way all the way to Guildford. Google maps gave us the wrong directions so we made our way there by instinct. Which is kind of the reason for the title. I know that the Dry the River song Demons may have a different meaning to it but to me if the directions are true you must trust your instinct to where you want to be. The mission I went out on was great, it was sunny and warm, I got very warm which is an indicator that my gambeson does a good job at keeping me warm. I did enjoy it during our mission, last time I was in Fernham I walked around for a bit and got confused, this time there was stuff to do and things to fight, I still don't like running in chain though. I did also have my friend Peat being a sunshade for Amelia, all I did was fan myself and I had a Reverence stood in front of me with a shield above his head. Which I thought was very sweet but Amelia doesn't like to have special treatment, as sweet as it was, I kinda returned the favour OOC by trying to keep him dry with my tiny umbrella as we both were sat under it. Most of the afternoon went on in the rain, it was ok, it wasn't cold really it was just wet. I got to play a few cool monsters, though one got butchered. I then got scalped by a Jamie arrow (he's shot me in the head three times) It's not his fault, I'm more scared of John than I am anyone else. We got to socialise in the pub, I like to socialise I can wind down and talk to my friends. Though I did have to wait nearly an hour for a cup of tea! I can understand that they were busy but all you have to do with tea is boil water, put it in a pot with a tea back and put milk in a jug and give me a cup and sugar to put it all in. Not that hard....I was a little more annoyed with it yesterday bc I was tired and I wanted a bit o f a caffeine kick so I didn't fall asleep in the car.

Over all a wonderful weekend. This coming week is The Avengers release in the Cinema. Then in two weeks it will be Springfest which is going to be truly amazing and I will have so much fun.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Books and haircuts.

It's two day's until my 20th birthday. I haven't been this excited about a birthday for years, I think it's more the getting to see my friends and have massive amounts of fun at Larp than actually turning 20, being 20 is not all that exciting, I'm no longer a 'teenager'. And amazingly my 21st is on a weekend too. I will probably do something special or maybe have a party I don't know it's early days yet.

I have been talking to many people about books lately, and today one of my friends was looking for 'romance' novels. So I thought through my small collection of books and some can come under the romantic genre but not entirely.  Alot of my books would come under teen romance, and I guess there is alot of raunch in my books, and most of them are about vampire, but saying that 11 of them the True Blood series which I got like 3 years ago so my love of vampire books have stemmed from there, two other books - Love bites (Lynsay Sands) and Night Pleasures (Sherrilyn Kerri are teen romance novels and contain sex. There is another one called Sunshine (Robin McKinley) which is a vampire book but it only hints at romantic feelings between the human and vampire as the vampires are not portrayed at the romantic, beautiful creatures. The only other 'Romance' novel I own is Goddess of Love (P C Cast) this is one that's set in the time of King Arthur, it's romantic and there is alot of sexual tension in there as well. Nights in Villjumar (Mark Charan Newton) and The Magicians Apprentice (Trudi Canavan) have elements of romance in them but they are more about the fantasy and the magic that they are about. I have recently gotten back in to crime novels, I previously read Dark Origins (Anthony E Zuiker) which was an interesting and interactive book, you had to log in a website at certain times to get videos, it gave you a better feeling about the book and I think it was dome really well. The last one I read was The Night Stalker (Chris Carter) which is a gripping crime thriller. It got me thinking...and also cringing, it is definitely one I would recommended and I would like to read the others in the series when I have the time and the money.  The one I am trying to read at the moment is Fear Itself (Jonathan Nasaw) It's good so far it's not just grabbing at me as much as Night Stalker did. Which I feel is disappointing if I can be that easily distracted from a book.

I got my hair properly cut for the first time in a long time, it feels kinda odd, I've had what 4 inches off maybe. It used to reach my hips and now I think when it's down it reaches about the middle of my back. I know that when it's up in plait it reaches to just above where my bra strap is. It's defiantly going to be easier to wash, brush and style.