Monday, 27 September 2010

I know I am skipping through my london experience here, but these memories are too fresh in my mind. Saturday we woke up to a bright blue blue sky as far as the eye could see. It was a perfect day to start filming. Some kids from San Fran created a video using Phoenix's song Lisztomania. Essentially all it is is people dancing all around San Fran. It was a great idea! Check it out: Phoenix - Lisztomania (SF BRAT PACK MASH UP)

@ the Bullring
Our original idea was for this to be a year long project and film scenes at all the places we were going to travel - Paris, Switzerland, Prague, Spain, Germany, Amsterdam... - but it seems we are now taking a different approach. A video just for Birmingham, as it is our home town now, at least for the next little bit. Let me tell you, standing in the middle of Victoria Square, putting on some beats and just dancing like a crazy person is a weird feeling. At first, NO. But once your up there, someone people smile and enjoy it, others look at you like 'what the fuck are you doing?!'. But in the end we got GREAT footage and we still have lots more to do. Liz, Lish and im sure Cailey will be all over this the next time we film! It's definitely hard to do something when you have few acquaintances and friends around. We were real lucky and got great shots in at the super, crazy, animal kingdom mall we call the Bullring. We ended our amazing day with dinner at Lish and Liz's. It was fantastic! We had a great time chatting it up and although Mike was the only boy he had fun! Can't wait to do it again! Oh the things we spoke about can unfortunately never be repeated! bahahaha lol.

Today I am kinda feeling really shitty :( I can't even sit here and say that I am not a complainer, BA, because all who know me well, know that is exactly me! But I'm glad I am not alone and that I have the most amazing man living with me :D Not only did he take care of me last night, make my lunch, wake me up, read to me, he ALSO walked me to the bus stop this morning at 7am! the apple of me eye. Today since I didn't have to work thank god!... I am trying to feel better and relaxing but it feels like its just getting worse :(

Until it feels like my face & head is released from an invisible monsters giant grip, im burying myself into a hole. :(

Friday, 24 September 2010


Sometimes running wild in a new city is the most exhilarating feeling in the world. Every corner is something new. Every restaurant looks amazing. This is our new jungle to explore. We just haaaapen to live in the one city in England that has the largest shopping centre! ;) 
The BullRing has been a place of frequent visits and strolls. It has also been a place of extreme congestion, unwordly smells, and of course, where anything can happen. 

We were lucky enough to catch some sights of Birmingham's ARTSFEST. Random performances throughout the streets, some feel good old school music, and concerts. ALL FOR FREE! ... free... ahh the most perfect word in the English language. It particularly appeals to the dirt poor student (to which has been my 'job title' for as long as I can remember, UP until now!)or young adults, like myself and Mike, who are just beginning to make their footprint in the world. It was great, and for all my friends who love the arts, you would have thoroughly enjoyed this sight. OH, and not to mention the awesomeness of it all, it was SUNNY! I mean, don't get me wrong, its not like we live in a dungeon where we never see light. It just comes and goes as quickly as candy in my hand :) One minute it is sunny, the next it is pouring down rain. But that's the sacrifice we made by moving here. No more sunny winter days like back at home. From what I hear its more of a cold constant cloudy day. all the time. :( boo.

There are yet SO many more places to see. We've only dipped our toes into a tenth of what is around us. One thing that has become a new favourite is...... PRIMARK! If you've never been to England, its quite the store. Not only is it an animal kingdom inside, but you see the sight of those brown bags roaming through the city like wild fire, an infectious disease really. I mean where else can you go and spend 10 quid on a whole new outfit, which includes SHOES! It's the bubonic plague, everyone has it. (for instance, those cute jean flats you see to your left, 2 pounds!--> this was also at ARTSFEST, we were sitting in a court yard watching some shows). 

Anyhoot, its time to brace the cold today, hop on a double decker, and into town we go. It's Mike's big day to apply for some jobs :) Always have thoughts running through this head, so im sure soon enough will be yet another ramble. lovely :)   

Thursday, 23 September 2010


 "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu
A new city, a new adventure, a new opportunity. I've just begun to read the novel - this is my tribute/attempt to document my travels over the next year. Read this as a blog, as a diary, as a novel, whatever floats your boat. I realize in documenting all events as they happen it does not give me the chance to edit myself or look back and realize what has happened. So before you begin, I apologize for my backwards thoughts and hypocrisy that may just jump into words. This is the year I leap - looking for new scenery, new people, new traditions, essentially a new life. A life which has already shown itself to conflict with the North American way of living I have grown up in. The life where you feel the constant need to be busy, to always be a step ahead, to always have a plan, and to always over work.

So this is my new beginning. It will not be as structured as - divided like a rosary into 108 perfect little tales. This is the story of a 1-million-thoughts-a-minute girl who sees the world in a whole new light - the story of my life. A life I might add that I am so very happy to share with my one true love (but that story will reveal itself in pieces im sure!). I am happy to say - this is not just a new chapter, but a whole new book to write as I see fit.