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And boom! One day off and already I have things to talk about!

Today was the Coventry Sky Ride – an annual event that Birmingham,England’s second city, fails to have despite putting aside millions of pounds for the promotion of cycling in the city. I was registered and looking forward to it but then, suddenly, I couldn’t be arsed. Instead, an under-the-weather Mrs CthuIu and I went to the Bournville Ale and Street Food Festival. Best decision we could have made. Read More

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Last night I failed to blog. It was a concious decision and not one I took lightly. This week I have been feeling a bit at odds with writing. I’ve been having difficulty finding inspiration and then, inspiration found (or suggested) I have felt dissatisfied with the results. Perhaps the problem isn’t so much writer’s block as a lack of direction. I’m not doing enough in my day to day to allow me to blog successfully – that is something I must and will change. The time has come to inject a little excitement in my life.

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Mrs CthuIu pointed out to me that, despite me having an almost life-altering time at Farm Fest the only post I have really done is about the anger caused by a spikey little man in a crappy coffee shop. I think that misses the point a little…

The reason I was so angry about the coffee shop debacle was precisely because I had been so removed from stressful pettiness for the entire weekend. I’m not angry at a forgettable coffee-based Napoleon; rather, I am angry at the world’s population for their inability to just chill the hell out. Why can’t we just all get along? No, seriously, why can’t we? Read More

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Have you ever seen the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld? That actually happened to me today in a pokey artisan-by-numbers coffee shop in an industrial unit in an otherwise pretty little village.

Take a look at the Bean Shot Coffee website and it will tell you that they have ‘a passion for coffee’ that they ‘love to share’. Now take a look at them on Tripadvisor – reviewless and, at the time of writing, #12 out of 12 Restautants in the Bruton area. Here’s what went down: Read More

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Today has been a bit less eventful yet an interesting one nevertheless. I’ll start at the end (of the bands).

Due to “technical issues and curfews” Submotion Orchestra started half an hour late and still had to finish at their alotted time. This meant that the festival headliners got just over half an hour to play their set. To make matters worse, halfway through one of their few songs the sound completely failed, leaving the audience to fill in the missing bit. It was only down for a few seconds but it definitely helped to kill an otherwise fascinating groove. The band were apologetic as were the organisers. Harsh for their fans but I actually have a new found respect for them. Despite all the issues, it was actually a great performance.

I started the day with a nasty hangover which stuck to me like an over excited dog to a vicars leg. Consequently, I drank far less today and have gone to bed with a pretty clear head. It’s 2am and we need to be up and packed at 9.

Again, I’ll try to do a proper catch up when I get home so, until then…

Thanks for reading, now pass the earplugs, this bass is aggressive!

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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.