Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Wollaton

I dusted my digital camera off yesterday and took it to work... I still can't escape the monochrome though... however, above is my Sticky Toffee pudding which had to be in colour! I work here.

Above is Stuart, the reason he has his shoes off is, well actually I don't know but he'd just spent half and hour or so sorting out our walk-in freezer and was explaining to me that he probably had frostbite now!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Shimmy in the Shire '10

Phil's good friend from uni invited us to a mini festival he arranges every year at his parents house in the countryside of Lincolnshire. To coincide with that, two of my closest friends from uni were coming for a visit so I invited them along too, it made me feel so much better as I'd only ever met Ollie briefly on the tram before and I have a thing about crashing parties (although I wasn't crashing, it was friends of Ollies but also friends of friends). There were about eight tents up in the tiny area of field, mini campfires, a big bonfire and a huge BBQ with about a tonne of meat, yum! And lots of music and beer. It was lovely and great to see Sammi and Miriam too!! The photos I've taken are in the fest and the surrounding area. They're shot on Ilford xp2 400 but I stupidly shot it on 1600, so I took them to Mick at Photo and he worked his magic for me, I did still lose some though so my lesson is learnt! Phil's photos are better, see here!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Not Wales pt.7

3 nights at The Big Chill. We decided that this was too much after a weeks camping/driving holiday, especially since we pitched our tent up in the purple side. Purple = right next to the side of the festival that doesn't sleep, drum and bass blaring out until the early hours, and teenagers that never leave the campsite, and talk about how much weed they smoked and ket they took. Usually, I'd not mind, but having not slept properly for a little over a week, it sent us stir crazy to the point where Phil wanted to punch them all and leave on the Saturday night! One of them even wanted some of our bacon in return for an iPhone and we said no, we hated them, we loved the dead pig that was sizzling away on our gas stove more. Despite all that we were able to see some awesome acts and discover more that we might possibly listen to again. Kelis was the only act I really wanted to see and for some reason she was switched right at the last minute with Plan B (I blame him, I bet he didn't turn up on time, loser), which meant I was watching Roots Manuva instead of seeing them both. Roots was cool, although he didn't actually do much and to be honest it didn't make me bob up and down as much at home/in the car but I still enjoyed it. I loved Massive Attack and found a nice empty spot to dance around like a loon, as you do. Surprisngly Lily Allen was my highlight, I found myself knowing alot of the songs and having a good sing and dance, I think she gave a great performance despite being up the duff and her songs are so much better uncensored! Bit of a long post but yeah, here's my photos, Me, Phil, his Aunty, Uncle, Mum, Brother and his brothers friends, and random goings on, a lovely gay ol' time! :)

All shot on Kodak Tmax 3200.