Thursday, 20 May 2010

My new logo and other blog..

Shameless plugging, here is my other blog, which I am attempting to expand with every spare hour..however freelancing takes it's toll..

AND exciting news, my new logo, lovingly created by my genius graphic designer friend Tom (who, once the logo is up on here, will be featured)will be up soon, soon, soon!

Lounge on the Farm 2010

Lounge on the Farm: 9th. 10th, 11th July
WOOOP! We are in for another treat as Lounge on the Farm returns for 2010 - especially after winning two awards last year! It just gets better and better.
I am always keen to eat delicious food when drinking equally as delicious alcoholic you will be pleased to hear (just as I was) that last year LOTF won
Best Festival for Foodies 2008, awarded by The Guardian. This was in addition to
Winner Best Line-up 2009, UK Festival Awards.
This year is set to impress once again with a bevvy of fantastic artists, theatre and comedians set to entertain revellers from Kent and afar.
Now as a Kentish lass, I am on a mega high this year, as the quality of gigs in Kent just gets better and it is great to see us using local produce. We are the Garden of England after all.

The bands this year are immense, with a gaziliion gracing 8 stages. Here are a cheeky few: Cha Cha, 6 Day Riot, Beardy Man, Beans on Toast, Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs (who I have seen on a few occasions. One word: Superb, Thomas Gardney and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis (amazing rockers I have also seen before).

Comedy legend Phill Jupitus has also been confirmed as a headliner leading the comedy acts and The Meadow will host a jumble of plays and acts to keep all ages entertained...

Here is a taster if the food (shamelessly nicked from the LOTF website)and a quote from one of the best authors and visionaries of all time...

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” J.R.Tolkein

Lounge on the Farm always takes its food very seriously. Everything on the site is hand-picked (or should i say tasted) by The Farmers themselves and you certainly wont find the usual festival tosh. The best produce from all over Kent will be on offer, prepared by some of our most talented chefs, bakers, butchers and cooks. Our food courts are as creative as the music and art on the site, using local ingredients to create food from all over the world. Old school favourites will include Al’s Hog Roast with his hand reared and slaughtered pigs, Ana our Portuguese Mama with her delicious custard tarts and sweet pastries, Enzo’s Italian Bakery, Haji Baji and their very best curries, Roots n Shoots (no festival goer should attempt a full lounge weekend without a revitalising stop at this kitchen) and the festivals very own Farmhouse Ale and Pie House. To be sure to get a table at The Goods Shed this year remember to book in advance through the festival website to guarantee the ultimate festival dining experience. This year as well as The Village Green there will be cafes and restaurants throughout The Meadows and The Further Field.

Farmers, retailers and producers we love to big up include:

Godmersham Game, The Butcher of Brogdale, Hedgers of Canterbury, The Goods Shed Butchery, Griggs of Hythe, Simon the Fish, Ripple Farm Organics, Monkshill Farm, Dumbrells, Hinxden Dairy, Dargate Dairy, Turners Fine Foods, Walmestone Growers and many more.......

So, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets NOW! / 0844 888 9991
Adult weekend £95
Youth weekend [13-17] £75
Kids weekend £45
Family weekend £210 [2 adults + 2 children under 13]
Day Tickets:
Adult Day Tickets - £40
Youth Day Tickets - £30
Child Day Tickets - £20
Campervans are £40 - there is a family campervan area and a non family campervan area.


This gig just gets better and better. Paul Weller and now Bob Dylan. In Paddock Wood?
In Kent? AMAAAZING. You just cannot get any better.
The line-up at the picturesque Hop Farm screams glam and I hope I am lucky enough to attend this year as last and report back to you lucky guys. In fact, fingers crossed for beautiful weather.
The gem of a line-up consists of:

FRIDAY: Main stage headliner is the legendary van Morrison...who will be joined by none other than Blondie, Los Lobos, Imedla May, Damien Dempsey AND there are more acts yet to come. Blimey, us Kentish bunch are being spoilt this year.
2nd stage: he brilliant Afro Celt Sound System, Richard Thompson, Peter Green & Friends, and Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

SATURDAY: Main Stage CRACKING line-up that includes a UK exclusive from Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Mumford & Sons, Seasick Steve, Peter Doherty, Laura Marling, The Magic Numbers, Foy Vance will now be joined by Johnny Flynn.
2nd Stage includes performances by Devendra Banhart, Jim Jones Revue, Tunng, Pete Molinari and Jon Allen with more cool acts to come

Organiser for, I believe, the third year Vince Power, said: “It’s fantastic that we continue to see such a positive response from Hop Farm Festival fans. With the latest additions to the bill plus 2nd stage and a 3rd to be announced soon, there’ll be something for everyone. I know it will be a weekend to remember”.

You know, the best thing about this festival is the NO BRANDING, NO SPONSORSHIP message. That's awesome and it makes sense. Massive thumbs up to Vince Power. It has so much to offer ppl who fancy a day out locally and let's face it, more than just music. The food is also amazing, the fun fair is so retro and clearly something to enjoy being you glug down 6 Pear Ciders...although I am sure there will be many who will not heed this advice and get messy...

Comedy, football, boutique camping (tres chic) local food and drink (ale, yummy) suppliers. Brilliant.
Tickets are now on sale with Friday Day tickets at £45 & Saturday Day tickets at £65.A 2 day ticket is also available for £110, with the option of a 2-Night camping ticket for £25.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Heather Mills...

I just cannot get my head round this one. I really can't. Heather Mills. WTF?
Now for a 42 year old woman, she has a cracking figure. A figure worthy of an Hollywood B-Lister and not a bad face to go with it. However, my chin hit my desk this morning when I saw these god awful snaps of her at a film premier last night. Heather looks like she is trying to emulate Twenties-chic and she is doing it badly. An ill fitting playsuit and revolting, porn star over the knee stretchy boots. YUK. I really hope she doesn't have a fact if she did, how the hell did she persuade her to wear this abomination? Hats off to her, she must have the ultimate gift of the gab. If you're going to rock up to a premier, essentially aimed at teenagers and kids, don't try and act like one of them. Heather would have looked so much better in a flattering dress with a delicate plunge or backless affair. Know your age, know your figure and dress accordingly. Please.

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I have been itching to get my hands on this genius bra since its release and I am pleased to say I am now the proud owner of breasts that don't resemble cowpats in a strapless dress.
As the fortunate (or so at least I'm told) owner of 32/34F boobies I struggle to find a good bra that offers support and sexiness for a reasonable ching.

After hearing about the sheer AMAzinggggness of this bra, I finally got round to ordering one courtesy of Next.

Come a bleary eyed Saturday morning, I was woken by the incessant poundings of my impatient Next Directory lady, who handed me a beautiful blue, plastic package filled with goodies; including my brassiere.

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Dancing Saturday night = Brilliant

Jumping for joy and bruising my legs on the seat in front of me at Chelsea = Fan-bloody-tastic

Three days on and I am still raving about this innovative bra. Go out and grab yourself one right this second.