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Goodbye summer (but it’s OK)

October 6, 2016

It’s official. Summer has left, but it’s OK. I think we’re ready for autumn. I spent Monday in the park, without my coat on, in disbelief that it was really October – but now it’s the 6th October, and the chill has set in and my winter coat is calling me, and I’m considering the chunky scarf and wooly hat for tomorrow. But it’s OK.

Looking back over the summer, it’s been a good one. In July I went to Barcelona to see one of my best friends and two of my favourite bands. It was a fleeting visit, just two days, but it was so much fun.


A few people asked me why I flew hundreds of miles just to go to a gig, which is a perfectly reasonable question. Strike Anywhere (above) are one of my favourite bands, but the last time I saw them was 2007, and they haven’t played the UK since 2009, so when they announced a short european tour with no dates in the UK again, I decided – if they won’t come to me, I will go to them. They were supported by another one of my favourite bands (A Wilhelm Scream, below), and the show just blew my mind. You can watch Strike Anywhere’s full set here, and A Wilhelm Scream’s full set here. I urge you to go, if you can, to see the bands you love, in whatever country they are playing in.


A few weeks ago I spent the day in London with one of my best friends, hanging out by Camden lock, and eating a lot of food – including this delish lunch at Veg Bar. Then we went to see Bouncing Souls for afters. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday. Not bad at all.





More food? OK, then. Have you tried Meat Liquor’s vegan offerings? The seitan wings are pretty good!


Another high street offering – Zizzi’s vegan cheese. Delish! Even better when it’s served outside, in the warm evening sunshine.

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Summer evenings in the garden, soaking up the last hour of sunshine and catching up with some reading with Ras. We ate as many meals as we could outdoors, it makes everything taste better.

Finally… puppies.


Thanks for reading and liking and not forgetting me while I took a blogging break! It means a lot x

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2016 7:20 pm

    Really good to see you back blogging. Just caught up on your recent posts. Wow! What an amazing trip :)


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