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This may be my last entry…

This post comes to you from Modulor Dave’s house as we prepare for the start of the festival.

There’s an early start (my alarm is set for 4.30am) and a whole load of traveling ahead of us so I’m on my best behaviour and I’m already in bed (apologies for the mental image).

This evening was a frantic push, both figurative and literal, to pack my bag. I had to unpack it a couple of times and shed some unnecessary ballast (casualties include my onesie) but I got there in the end. I’ve had to bring a shopping bag for some of the extra goodies but I can handle it.

Once I’d finally let the house and waddled my way to the Modulor household (hopefully one of the longer unassisted schleps of the weekend) I realised I had made some mistakes. I thought I could let the things I’d left behind slide but, once I realised I had left my vital earplugs at home, I had no choice but to get Mrs CthuIu to bring them over. She’s amazing and I don’t know what I’d do without her.

Now I’m kitted up and ready for fun but first, I need to get some sleep!

Thanks for reading, now don’t forget your toothbru… Oh crap!

This may be my last entry…

This is my last night at home and I’ve spent the majority of it planning and packing. Unfortunately the weather has taken a turn for the damp and cold so I’m having real problems drying my washing but I should be fine come tomorrow evening.

Now it’s just a matter of checking and double checking everything to make sure nothing gets left behind.

Keeping it short, much to do.

Thanks for reading, now I’m sure I’ll get back to more normal BS very soon.

This may be my last entry…

Plans have changed a bit from yesterday. I will now be putting off Ant Man in favour of actually getting stuff done.

This evening has been spent planning the logistics for the rest of the week and I came to the conclusion that it would not be fair to myself or the nature of my blog to queue blog posts simply because I will be away. Instead, I will blog daily regardless of internet connection and, if push comes to shove, I will publish the posts when I return to civilisation.This will mean that there may be a couple of days where there is no daily post but then there will be three on a single day – I will not conflate them into one post or I will have cheated myself and lost my personal challenge.

I knocked together a kit list and it’s looking good. My only worries at this point is whether my clothes will dry in time for the final push on Thursday evening. I’m going to do everything I can to make sure they are which will involve quite a bit of tutting and a few hard stares.

I will do the initial pack tomorrow and see how heavy my pack is – I’m hoping for less than 20kg but whatever it is, it will need to be manageable.

More preparatory fun tomorrow!

Thanks for reading, now pack!!!

This may be my last entry…

I think it’s fair to say that this is going to be a bit of a fraught week. As today was that special time of the month where my bank account was briefly introduced to the concept of cash, I went out with Mrs CthuIu for a Sushi extravaganza¬†where I managed to fill myself up on very little sushi and a whole host of tempura prawns, noodles and stir fried veg. You never know what’s coming on the conveyor belt!

  • Tomorrow night will see me packing my things for Farm Fest and checking that I can make the pack as light as humanly possible while keeping me well enough equipped to tough out any kind of weather.
  • Wednesday night is Ant Man night, a movie and hero that I know very little about (fittingly).
  • Thursday night will be spent at Modulor Dave’s so that we can be up and in town for 6am!
  • Friday, I will be at the festival.

In that time I am going to have to do my usual nightly despatch in this here blog and find time to write two additional posts just in case I can’t get reception in Somerset!

Expect plenty of short-form and pointless hoo-ha and confustication for the next few days (like you get anything else from me)!

In other news, I got my hair cut today! More exciting news next time!

Thanks for reading, now one cup of tea (white, none) stat!

This may be my last entry…

I spent a good portion of the day listening to Serial. It’s becoming a bit consuming but it has made me realise something really important: I absolutely love research pieces. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to me but it really does.

I need only look at the books and documentaries I love the most: Jon Ronson is such a solid reading experience for me that I barely even consider it reading. That sounds much harsher than it should. Read More

This may be my last entry…

Today I have done chores and sortings while wearing a onesie – odd. To celebrate, here is a Saturday haiku:

TV stand replaced
Work clothes washed and hung to dry
Onesie may be next! Read More

This may be my last entry…

Last night I watched a documentary about the 5 most important years in David Bowie’s career. As I watched I realised that there was very little, if any, music that I didn’t find at least a little interesting.

Bowie was never really on my radar in my formative years. I had friends who worshipped him but that only helped to further distance me from him. I was mainly a metal head and the fay, ethereal Bowie seemed like the antithesis of the people I respected. Read More