Politics

I used my postal vote today- I'm going to be away from home on polling day. I didn't get to vote in the 2005 election, because of a registration mix-up, so I made sure to get it all done way in advance this time. It's nice to see that the candidates in my area for the three big parties are all women. Caroline Lucas has a fairly good chance of getting in in Brighton, she's the leader of the party, and they're very popular locally. If she wins, she'll be the first Green party MP. If she weren't on the list, I'd go for the Lib Dems. That's who I've voted for every other time. I have no idea who will win the election. I hope it isn't smug orange plastic-faced Cameron.... Read More...
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Books

Since becoming unemployed I've applied for a lot of jobs, wrangled with the job centre, read quite a lot of library books, done some drawings (more of that later), tried and failed to do a sour dough bread starter and started freaking out about applying for a masters. Here's some of the books I've been reading or re-reading. Brief descriptions only, because I'm not particularly in the mood for writing.... Read More...

Smuggle!

This is a board game I got in a charity shop. I think the title deserves an exclamation mark. It encourages children to lie to customs officers convincingly. You get to smuggle dodgy perfume and boxes of cigars through customs. In my head it belongs to an imaginary Father Ted episode where Ted & Dougal are stuck inside on a rainy day, and decide to play a board game, they have a choice between Trivial Pursuit- Papal Edition or Smuggle, then Dougal turns out to not understand the concept of bluffing... Read More...

Book Nook

I've got a book nook on the landing up to my room. I organised all the books by colour. The penguins classics etc are on the other bookshelf because they have boring black/silver spines. A pity, because my favourites are mostly amongst those. I got the poncho/blanket thing at the last Sue Ryder sale I went to. I think it's pretty much what you'd get if you asked someone's nan to knit you an Irish superhero outfit.... Read More...

Sewing

I've got a box full of unfinished sewing projects and a huge fabric stash, and as I'm unemployed at the moment, I decided to get them all finished/used. Here's the first thing I finished, a dress made from a 1960s pattern... Read More...

Oxjamm

Here's the pictures I took Sat. Unfortunately I only got a chance to take a couple before my battery ran out. Schoolboy error. Should've charged it up before a left home.... Read More...

Brighton Zinefest 2010

I just realised I forgot to put the photos from the 2010 Zinefest on here. I'm going to write about it in more detail in issue 13 of my zine, but to summarise: It was good, lots of people came, the Bobby McGees were fantastic, I got the flu on Saturday, was tired and irritable. ... Read More...