So my day starts off, as most peoples does, waking up within your bed. My phone telling me that I have one email from my girlfriend who is showing me a picture of a Japanese TV show in which one woman (pictured) who is dressed up as Asuka Langley from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion is holding a pigs nose. This is from a gameshow in which contestants have to roll dice to determine who is and isn't going to eat said pigs nose. The gameshow apparently also challenged these contestants to consume an almost fully formed baby bird inside an egg. Now I don't know if this is normal or not, but I do know that it is certainly a very interesting way to begin your day!
So I decide to get up out of my bed and explore the house for some food and end up with a plate of wonderful pancakes with honey etc. draped all over the top. Only three words can describe this and they are: OM NOM NOM.
Once fed, I head up to my room to continue work, today I am building a small frame to go on the other side of the wardrobe to support a shelf and also to affix a pole to to hang my clothes upon. Only problem with this seems to be that the wall plugs I used munched up my plasterboard fairly badly and when screwing into them, nothing seems to hold for more than 10 seconds so there is a little obstacle which needs overcoming.
After I have given up on the stand it is approximately dinner time (after a couple of hours of well spent time-wasting on the internet) and we are having a beautiful pasta with tomato sauce, salad and a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yellowtail wineries (anyone is interested the full tasting notes can be found here). Highlight of the meal being the massive mound of garlic bread! Once again, OM NOM NOM.
After the meal the family heads off to prepare for the evening out at the Hebridean Celtic Festival in which I spend my time jumping around the living room with my guitar singing and playing along with this song...
(Those of you reading this on facebook won't be able to see the video I have ever so cleverly embedded into this post so if you are curious then you should just click on the link at the bottom of the note to jump to my blog. What a clever ploy to get more views!)
At the festival now, You know it's got to be good when you stand in the toilet and the rain is falling down and landing on your head! For those of you (females) who don't know what I'm talking about I have courteously attached a photograph of said toilets so you can look down upon us and laugh at our inferior sense of sanitation.
First band to play is Adrian Edmundson and the Bad Shepherds which were a fantastic little chilled out band playing cover songs from the likes of The Stranglers, The Clash and The Ramones to name a few.
Next band up is the Blazin Fiddles, not The Blazing Saddles as I heard many people slipping up with throughout the night. A furious mix of Guitar, Piano and Fiddles producing some wondrous little tunes.
Highlight of my night however was the Afro Celt Sound System which is a band consisting of members from a broad range of ethnic backgrounds collecting musical influences from dance inspired trip-hop and techno rhythms to traditional Irish flutes and vocals to West African and Bhangra drumming and dancing (which produced some of the most entertaining drum solos that I think I have ever seen) Pictures below.
(Apologies to Charlie Bilsland to whom I promised to blog with a beautiful rendition of the famous "Blue Steel" From Zoolander but my phone didn't manage to save the picture :'( )
Oh, and always watch out for those little crafty plastic beer cups which claim they aren't actually plastic. I got my eye on you...
Very tasty beer though, Hebridean Brewing Company's "Festive ale" Which is a mix of at least two of the ales from their range as far as I can tell. Ale. OM NOM NOM