Friday, August 19, 2005

a rare thing

i saw her perform her track You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go in what her website describes as a "sensational, and unprecedented live appearance on BBC flagship music programme Top of The Pops". i suppose my ears did register that she was different from all the other artists performing that day, but i guess those guys over at universal have got it sussed:

"She is that rare thing, an artist more interested in her music than in the glitz and glamour of showbusiness."

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

exploring the dark side...

to go with this:

although ours is only a G3

we now have one of these:


Tuesday, August 16, 2005

he's got my vote...

even though i'm not entirely sure what he means about building houses and stuff.

walken for president, 2008

go on, spread the word!

Monday, August 15, 2005



  • guaranteed fry-ups in the morning (that's all i can cook)
  • mobility (let's try that piece of sloping ground of there...)
  • the great outdoors (i.e. mrs hope is in a permanently good mood)
  • the feeling of spontaneity (i.e. if it continues to chuck it down, we'll go home!)
  • getting home


  • no sleep (sleeping on the ground)
  • no sleep (sleeping on sloping ground)
  • no sleep (sleeping on sloping ground in a sleeping bag)
  • no sleep ("next-door's" kids are scared of the dark)
  • no sleep ("next-door" snores like an angle-grinder)
  • british weather

which is what it looks like on a fine day

mrs hope and i went to the gower last weekend, taking in the sights of rhossili bay on the sunday. there was hardly a patch of blue sky in sight, but we gamely walked the two and a bit miles to Llangennith into the teeth of a stiff westerly. mrs hope restrained herself admirably as only two shells were added to her enormous collection.

the day before was a wash-out; we took refuge from the elements in swansea, seeking out an aussie bar to watch the most recent instalment of the tri-nations.

not long now until mrs hope leaves her current employ (shameless plug for form), and only slightly longer until i take it up (another shameless plug for form/cack-handed attempt to push the website up seach engine rankings).