Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Autumn Playlist

Not posted a playlist in a while, here's my Autumn one now though. 
  • Bones; Ben Howard
  • Days; The Kinks
  • England; The National
  • Heartbeat in 5/4; The Dawn Chorus
  • I Feel It All; Feist
  • I Will Remain; Matthew & The Atlas
  • If I Had a Boat; James Vincent McMorrow
  • Janie I Will Only Let You Down; Twin Falls
  • Monkey; The Miserable Rich
  • Noah's Days; Stealing Sheep
  • October; Jonas Alaska
  • Oh Girl; Boots Electric
  • Shuffle; Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Sophia; Laura Marling
  • The Funeral; Band of Horses
  • The Witness' Dull Surprise; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
  • True Love Ways; My Morning Jacket
  • Turnaroundturnmeon; Sean Hayes
  • Walk on The Wild Side; Lou Reed
My Autumn playlist on spotify, just hit shuffle. I hope you like it. 
Monday, 24 October 2011

Autumn Walks part 1

Titchfield to Meon Shore

Supposedly a 5 mile walk, we found this trail in Mark's Water Walks in Hampshire book. Starting and ending in Titchfield the walk runs along an old canal to the Meon Shore, along the coast and back through woods and fields to the village. 

We were really lucky with the weather, it was a great sunny day, if more than a little windy on the coast!  We passed a pumpkin patch and happily the village fair was also on. I had some toasted marshmallows and the village was decorated with handmade flags and bunting. 

I had a great day hanging out with my friends in a beautiful part of the countryside - looking forward to our next walk!


I have more photos on flickr 
Friday, 21 October 2011

Farlington Marshes

A few weeks ago we had a late burst of summer heat (rather the opposite of the chilly frost bitten mornings of this past week) and Sunday Pirate, Disastrophe and I  went for a wonder around Farlington Marshes. The views are great and it was handy having Mark around to fill us in on some of the local history (some of the mini lakes were formed by bombs); he makes an awesome guide. 

A walk around the main section doesn't take long and is easily accessible. As the area attracts lots of rare birds dogs aren't allowed off the lead but we did bump into a stray horse that must have escaped from a near by field!

Now Autumn is here in full I'm looking forward to lots of crisp country walks wrapped up in hats and scarfs :)
Thursday, 20 October 2011

A-Z of me

Lunch at my desk and I'm a little bored so I thought I'd fill in the A-Z questions that have been doing the rounds in the blog world lately; looks like fun!

A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: double 
C. Chore that you hate: general tidying. I'm appalling at putting things back where they belong
D. Dogs: LOVE THEM! 
E. Essential start to your day: just getting out of bed takes me a while. Especially when it's cold and dark
F. Favorite colour: blue - never seen a shade of blue I didn't like
G. Gold or Silver: silver
H. Height: 5'3''
I. Instruments you play: none...but in my head I can play them all and sing beautifully. 
J. Job title: Sr. Marking Exec. Not as fancy as it might sound... 
K. Kids: not yet thank you. 
L. Live: live music is one of my favourite things; I live on my own in a nice flat in an awesome town
M. Mother’s name: Siobhan
N. Nicknames: currently: caketin, katie-lynn, flintos, flintus, flintoes, flinty, catlin

old ones: fairy cake, pebbles, catwoman, cat, kate... I think that's it. 
O. Overnight hospital stays: when I was born maybe? 
P. Pet peeves: stupidity, rudeness & childishness 

Q. Quote from a movie: I'm rubbish at remembering them
R. Right or left handed: Right handed.
S. Siblings: yep one brother. I would have liked more. 

T. Time you wake up: wake up, 6.30 get out of bed... 7.30
U. Underwear: yes
V. Vegetable you hate: cooked carrots, why ruin a good thing
W. What makes you run late: I presume others will be late :P disorganisation/getting distracted
X. X-Rays you’ve had: my teeth
Y. Yummy food that you make: I can follow most recipes, experimenting hasn't always gone as well for me though...
Z. Zoo animal: as long as they have lots of room and are happy then I'm ok with that. 
Wednesday, 19 October 2011

All Sewn Up

I'm pretty rubbish at finishing my knitting and crochet projects. The main reason for that is that I really hate sewing them up! Embroidery or cross stitch - hell yeah - but I find sewing up /sewing in ends etc. all a bit dull.

 Anyway if you have any tips for motivation please let me know! I've finally finished the Amy Butler cushion I was making...but I still haven't sewn the sides together.

The pattern has the back as plain and matching colour two (the flower colour; white in my case) but I felt like stripes that day. I did 6 rows white then 2 rows green. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Chapel Club at The Wedge

by Rich from here
On Saturday I went to see Chapel Club play at The Wedgewood Rooms (if you were there I was the loser sat on the floor on her own at the back between bands). Apparently 45mins after doors open is still a little too early for the first support, but one day I'll get my timing right!

Bear Calvary were first up. An amazing, catchy, lively band from Gosport that I would defiantly recommend and will be seeing again soon I hope. You can listen to some of their songs over on facebook . I really think that you should. 

I wasn't that keen on the second support so I'm not going to talk about them in case it sounds mean...I don't like being mean about people I don't know :P

Chapel Club split their set into two which sounds weird but worked really well. The first section was all new music, the second from the last album and ep. The new songs are a little more electro and less guitary but I still really liked them. The stage was all dolled up with fairy lights too! I got into Chapel Club through last.fm not long after a break up and love these two songs in particular; both of which they played.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Crush of The Week – Bryan Greenberg

Another Hello Giggles Post that I like and whole heartily agree with!

Crush of The Week – Bryan Greenberg