Archives for June 2008

The Pilton Pop Festival

So Glastonbury is over for another year. After seeing certain performances on BBC (hooray for the red button!), I wish I had gone now. I should go next year, since its quite close to me, and my friends live quite close to the site as well.

Picture of Katie from the Ting Tings from BBC

This weekend, I was actually in Evercreech with my friends Louise and Nathan. Evercreech is about 5 miles from the festival site. We had dinner at the pub over the road from their house, and the barmen in the pub were asking Nathan if he could go and steal a helicopter and fly them into the site. Nathans reply was that he would need a few more pints of Bombadeer first!

We had a nice evening, playing Wii and being attacked by their 7 week old nameless kitten. We turned on the BBC 3 coverage later on, and watched Jay Z, and went into the garden to see if we could hear it from there. We could hear the general sounds from the site, but the main acts had finished by then. Louise and I were a little excited at one point when we realised Jay Z and Beyonce were literally down the road from us. Nahan was not too impressed.

Hot Chip were quite fun as well, mostly because we realised that they look remarkably like our old economics tutors from Aberystwyth!

I’m sitting at my desk, and as I look out the window onto the main road, I can see the bus loads of people going back to Temple Meads to go home… even from here, they look dirty! Eugh.

* Oh, and the title of this entry comes from the fact that none of the locals refered to the festival as anything else. Its a nicer name anyway.

TiLT – 26th June 2008

I thought I would start doing a weekly sort of post, to sort of sum up the cool things about the week, and I remembered about this semi-meme on iCiNG (I love the site, but man, that was actually painful to type like a 13 year old tEeNy.)

So, here are the things I love this week:

1. vintage tea set with cupcake, 2. IMG_2202, 3. Cocktail train, 4. Rocotillos, 5. IMG_0755.JPG, 6. First steps, 7. IMG_2135, 8. 9 Oct 2007 : Candy Floss Pink!, 9. suck up! a.k.a. you suck! :)

  • Tea – Tea will never leave my love list. Its the best thing ever. It calms you down, it wakes you up in the morning. I’m sitting here now with a mug of PG Tips in a (shh) Starbucks mug that accidently dropped into one of my bags a few years ago. I’ve tried to use other mugs at home, but somehow, it just doesn’t taste right.
  • Lip Gloss – I have no idea why I love lip gloss so much, but I have like two trays in my make up box of just lip colours, balms, glosses, sticks, pencils, etc. And most of the time I forget to put it on. My most recent purchase was the new L’Oreal Infallible Lip Colour, which has been made into a more handbag friendly case. And it stays on for aaaaaages. (I realise thats kinda the point, but shh)
  • Clifton – Its a more affulent area of Bristol, where students of the University of Bristol also normally live. I lived there a few years ago, the last time I lived in Bristol, and its somewhere where I just feel quite relaxed. Its so close to the centre, its so beautiful, and they have gorgeous little shops where you can just poke around in and find little sparkly things for the house and yourself. Ooh, my favourite.
  • Glastonbury – Yes, its Glasto this weekend. It’s not really my thing to go and sit in a muddy field, but I am looking forward to the coverage on the BBC, the themed nights out (Ramshackle is having a “Glasto-Shackle” where you get in for £2 if you wear wellies. I’m tempted, but its not much of a bargain if I have go and buy wellies first) and because Bristol is the closest big city, random acts will be stoppin by and doing gigs and that – Franz Ferdinand were playing at the Thekla on Wednesday, sadly I couldn’t get tickets (argh!)
  • Meeting New People – I did some temping last week for a few days, but met some new people, we went for drinks last week, and we’re hoping to go out tomorrow night. Its actually quite nice to be getting out of the flat!

What is making you happy this week then?


Totterdown is an interesting little area that I recently moved into to.

It is quite well known for its pretty coloured houses, and its apparently the “up and coming” area to live in. Its so close to the centre (about 10 minutes walk from Temple Meads) and it has quite a few nice restaurants etc to go to. I quite like the Banco Lounge which is just down the road from our flat, and there is a Thali Cafe a few streets over. We went to the Star and Dove last week which was rather nice. The food was reasonably cheap, and there was live jazz in the other room. I’m not normally a jazz fan but because it was in the other room, it was quite quiet.

On the Bath Road is the Paintworks, which is where many little businesses are based, including Endermol West. Apparently Deal or No Deal is filmed down there (or at least nearby). Is it wrong that I actually want to go and watch?

I’m still finding out new things about the area, but it seems that because more “young professionals” live in this area, we don’t really have many of the pretty shops that are found in Clifton where mostly students and ladies whom lunch (which should be said in a posh voice) and have more restaurants.

What is the area where you live like?

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