Thursday, 24 August 2017

To Hull and back




So... I went to Hull again and got the best haircut ever!
By Sarah at Solo on Posterngate.
Worth the trip  for this alone!
But of course there was more to it than that...
I arranged this trip to coincide with a fundraising day by Alex Baum at Bishop Tattoo Company.


Her friend Aaron has a rare type of cancer, called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue and bone cancer.  He has responded well to treatment, but has been told that he has not been "cured", as the cancer is aggressive and has a very high return rate.  All funds raised on 6 August are going towards Aaron's fund for immunotherapy, which is not available on the NHS.

If you look at Alex's facebook page you will recognise her style.


So... yes.  I now have a tattoo.  
I consider it to be beautiful and an expression of my core being.
And if that sounds pretentious... shrugs.

I stayed in an airbnb in the Marina building.
With the sun blasting down from a clear blue sky, I could have been in the Med.

Before haircut!
On the Saturday, it was the Humber Street Sesh, a music festival.
Just what I needed!
I danced.  I danced a lot
A Silent Disco, an open air DJ set and a laidback boogie in a tent at the end of the pier. 
If pictures emerge (as they might) I will consider posting them here.


I felt free.
Anonymous.
Me.

Home again, and The Girl came to stay for a week.
That was lovely.


And now?

For a time there, I seemed to be at the epicentre of an overwhelming storm.
I was the single point of stillness while everything whirled around me so fast I had to close my eyes to bear it.

And then I took a deep breath and decided it was time to take control.


I am selling the farm.
I don't know what will happen next, but this feels like the right thing to do.

That, and knitting socks of course :)



Thursday, 17 August 2017

Thursday, 3 August 2017

I came here for love


Oh this song makes me so happy!


There is so much to write that can't be written here.
Mostly I am in a state of euphoria.
Is it all in my head?  Probably!  But that's OK.

The Girl is coming to play next week.
But before then I am off on a little adventure.
Time to pack.

Back soon!