Thursday, 18 June 2015

New car

New car drives like a dream, I'd forgot how much fun driving can be. Back sorted out for work tools.

Just need a name now. The first track on the first CD I played was Alice, the 3rd Phantom so could be a clue ?

There again I could call it "Black Wind" as in "~ come carry me far away" from Temple of Love

Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Green Gothess is Dead

She died on Friday just outside Harrogate the RAC came and said the cam belt had broken and took to the garage I use near home.
I have only had it 2 and a bit years and it has cost me quite a bit in that time, so I am not pleased with it.
The Green Gothess is Dead
They confirmed it and that because of the damage it would most likely have done in the engine it would cost more to repair that the car is worth.

So on Saturday I went looking for a replacement and found this that I like. More details soon.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

When in York. (Do as the Goths Do)

For Spring Bank Holiday we went to York. Chris stopped all week but I had to return home for work and go back for the last weekend.
When in York.
Friday was World Goth Day but, been “The only Goth in the village” I amused myself by having a few beers and talking to my caravanning friends.

Caravanning in York.
York always pulls a lot.

By pure coincidence it turned out that two of my favourite bands were playing in York on the 23rd Chris did not want to go and neither did anyone else on the caravan site.

York`s flood protection meadow
We had a lazy day on Saturday staying on site mostly with a little work down the city`s flood protection area this is a lovely meadow at this time of year it is full of wild flowers mainly buttercups.

The Expelaires
As I parked my car at The Fulford Arms 2 of The Expelaires were sat at an outside table enjoying the evening sun we talked for a while then went in to watch the last bit of Rhombus sound check. The Expelaires then did theirs while I talked to Andy from Rhombus. We all (That is Rhombus, their spouses and I) went back outside till we heard The Expelaires start playing.

It was a sad fact that there was not many in the pub, I have seen The Expelaires many times and they are a fine band dating back to the late 70`s the set went quickly and soon Rhombus were on stage, I had asked if they were going to play Into The Rain and was told yes, but for the last time as they were adding new songs to the show.
Rhombus are great, they played a great set and they are great people to talk to, and that was borne out by the comments from them on Facebook the next day. And Martin from The Expelaires.
From Facebook

Thursday, 28 May 2015

What I learned yesterday


You can have cheerful music at funerals.

How I will use this knowledge

Update my funeral playlist, thus

Change the Rhombus track from Into the Rain, to Anywhere. (And make sure everyone does the hand actions)
Change the Sisters track from Some Kind of Stranger, to Floorshow. (It’s more me Mundane by day, inane at night)
Change the Kinks track from See My Friends, to Come Dancing.
And Change the Damned track from Love Song, to Captain Sensible Happy Talk.
Out will go Lost and Found and in will go Balls of Everything I Do.

This most likely will change again.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

World Goth Day 2015

Enjoy the day everyone. I`m posting this a bit early as I won`t have internet on the 22nd.

My Caravan
 I`m having a short break in the multi- historic city of York, and also going to see Rhombus who are playing there on Saturday

Whitby. Picture not mine
Here are a few random pictures, some are not mine!
Whitby Abbey. Picture not mine
So however you celebrate WGD

Goth Chick?
Be happy

Picture not mine from Rhombus
Be Goth. 

Be careful

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Tia Greyhound Rescue at Otley Show.

Not my Pic.
Otley Show is a local Agricultural show for the small Yorkshire Dales town of Otley, that is, when it started 200 years ago it was for farmers to get together and show off their livestock.

Starting to set up. Pic from Phil, Tia Rescue at Otley Show.
Over the years trade stands were added and it grow to be a family day out with children`s and craft competitions  fun fair and stalls selling just about everything you could think of. I saw Mexican Pizza ovens to plastic gorillas !

Nearly ready. Pic from Phil, Tia Rescue at Otley Show.
 Amongst all this Tia Greyhound Rescue had a stall; this is where I came in.

Just about done. Pic from Phil, Tia Rescue at Otley Show.
I think the show has got to spread out now over 3 or 4 fields a lot of people seemed to be rushing somewhere instead of spending time to look at things. So all in all, not the best days takings, but still every little helps.

Tia Rescue at Otley Show.

Tia Rescue at Otley Show.

A doggie with new coat from Tia
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