Monday, 7 November 2011

Missing Anita

Anita and I caught up for real, in the flesh in a non-Skype kind of way in late September.

We were in the UK on a five week holiday and she caught a train. up to Manchester.

You know those friends you have where days, weeks, even years can pass between drinks yet as soon as you see each other at a party, at the hello-gates at the airport or on the concourse at Manchester Piccadilly you could swear you'd only seen each other yesterday? Well, that is what Anita and I are lucky enough to have in each other.

We had a fab time hanging out, chatting, eating, harassing the poor girls at the Bobbi Brown counter at Selfridges but best of all laughing.

I only have a handful of friends who I can spend an entire day with and laugh, cry, bare my soul then laugh again.

It is a wonderful thing.

I am blessed beyond belief to be able to call Anita a friend.  As I sit here at the other side of the planet from where she is, I can honestly say I miss her oceans.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

elbow, an obsession of sorts...

Guy Garvey, elbow [live @ The Palace, Melbourne July 27, 2011
Photo by C. Berrisford

A couple of weeks ago I saw elbow live in Melbourne.



Guy Garvey. Sigh.

His lyrics leave me in wonder. And in love with language, life and my Mr Right.

[and with Guy. Just a little... Shhh]

For example...

Dear friends
You are angels and drunks

You are magi

Old friends
You stuck a pin in a map I was in
And you are the stars I navigate home by...

Dear Friends, Build a Rocket Boys! elbow 2011

You know you drive me up the wall

I need to see your face that's all
You little sod, I love your eyes

Be everything to me tonight...

Station Approach, Leaders of the Free World, elbow 2005