Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rome Day 1: Colosseum and Roman Forum

I was on the train from Paris to Rome all day. My whole trip around Europe was by train, which I both loved and hated. I loved the views but hated how long it took. Read more after the page break!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Today is going to reach 44 degrees Celsius (that's 111 Fahrenheit for my American readers). The fire level is at catastrophic. Yesterday was 40, tomorrow will be 41.
Luckily, it's Saturday so I can spend my day hiding away playing video games. I have a fan, so hopefully that keeps me cool enough (I also have a pint of Ben and Jerry's which I'm saving till later)
I really dislike summer, you can't get cool no matter what you do. Boo summer! At least in winter you can wear lots of clothes and snuggle. I hope all of my snowy American readers are okay at the moment, with that vortex going on.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


On New Years Eve I went to The Gathering, a newish crowd funded Goth night. I was asked to DJ, I had the first set and the midnight set.
I was so honoured to be given the midnight set!!! At midnight I played Blue Monday, while confetti cannons went off. I had a few people come up to me after my set and compliment me on my music. Yay!
I have no new years resolution, because I believe if I want to change something I'll do it now and not wait until the new year.

I was also in the weekly free music rag.

Prudish - 8:30-9:15
Gene Loves Jezebel - Shaving My Neck
Sex Gang Children - Dieche
Bauhaus - Kick In The Eye
Johnny Kidd And The Pirates - Shakin' All Over
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Gary Numan - Me! I Disconnect From You
IAMX - Kiss And Swallow
Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus
The Knife - Heartbeats
Sisters Of Mercy - Dominion
The Cult - She Sells Sancutary

Prudish - 11:30-Midnight
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Depeche Mode - Strangelove
The Cure - The Walk
Siouxie And The Banshees - Cities In Dust
David Bowie - Lets Dance
Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran
*** MIDNIGHT ***
New Order - Blue Monday
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Paris Day 3: Notre Dame and Goodbye Merissa!

Aaah, our last day in Paris. We woke up early and headed to Notre Dame which was very quiet in the morning. It was always really busy in the afternoon and filled with tourists and scammers.

It was lovely walking around such a historical place. There was a church service going on (mass?) so we got to hear lovely singing, which sent shivers down my spine. It's easy to lose yourself in the history while there is singing going on. One of the first Gothic novels I read was The Hunchback of Notre Dame, so Notre Dame has always had a place in my heart.

This was the last day before Merissa had to head back to the UK and go to work. We visited the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and a few people tried to scam us! Read ahead for photos and details!