sandall beat wood :)
It’s been a long time… i shouldn’t have left you
a long time it has been indeed. we’ve got quite a ways to catch up on my tumblrian friends, and i am finally in the mood to begin this process.
i will begin with the fantastic show that EMA and Zola Jesus put on in Manchester on the 24th of november. Sadly i forgot my camera so i have nothing to show for this :( Was really amazing all around though, of that i am certain! EMA was mesmerizing and played a few tracks i hadn’t heard before- and i loved them! She seemed really cool and down to earth, and was very tolerant of one of the boisterous crowd members up front :P I’d see her again in a heartbeat, and i think Luke would say the same.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Zola. Her albums were awesome, but i didn’t know them very well for the short time i’d been listening to her.
i can say that i was very very happily surprised!! Her performance was nothing short of hypnotising, and her voice sounded exactly as it did on her record- completely amazing, if you’re not familiar! Her energy filled the room and got everyone moving- especially when she jumped down into the crowd and danced with us :L It was surreal. Overall it was a great night, worth beyond what i paid- which was around 10 pounds or so.
here’s some video clips from the night :D
Zola Jesus jumping into the audience …you can actually see me and luke behind her at ~2:19 xD here’s a screenshot:
After that adventure, we went back to my place and Luke mustered up the courage to go with me on skype to my family :D which turned out quite successful. he was quiet, but my family is talkative and loud anyway so it was hard to get a word in :P
The next day Luke was lovely enough to accompany me to my lectures before heading to the supermarket to get ready to make our day-late thanksgiving dinner. Completely vegan =o it was a slightly daunting task to make the menu at first but it ended up working out decently. We slaved away cooking for a few hours and ended up with:
-nice bread rolls with soya butter for appetiser/snack while we cooked
-Lentil and Rice Loaf as the main attraction. This turned out kinda meh and bland, but wasnt gross or anything. just not the most exciting thing on the plate!
-Fresh cooked vegetables, including carrots, peas, and green beans.
-Mashed potatoes with a bit of pepper, garlic, soya butter, and soy milk to make them nice and creamy :) and a hefty serving of salt courtesy of Luke :L
- all with a bit of (watery, woops) non-meat-derived gravy drizzled on top
and finally for dessert…..a freshly made vegan apple crumble :D
i felt like i was gonna explode when we were done. in the best way possible. it’d been ages since i had a big proper meal like that, and it felt good…in a slightly gross but satisfying way. maybe it’s an american thing :L
Friday night we ended up going out to a club, weird as that sounds. And it turned out being pretty decent, despite not being what we came for xD it was a small place with 3 different rooms -a lot of funk and old school hip hop (Luke was delighted) and then some random oldies-ish songs on one of the other floors, and on the top floor was house music and such. The cocktails were very nice but very expensive >_> expensive for a cheap student like me, anyway. nevertheless we got quite happily intoxicated and had a nice night :) originally we were looking for a Mod night, which was what this was meant to be, but it seemed that we were lied to and/or went to the wrong venue :L alas
since then i’ve booked my flight home (20th december) and have been to Luke’s place in Doncaster this past weekend. He took me to a surprise place, which turned out to be a cool wooded area with trails and stuff :D it was really fun! i filmed some stuff for him and played around on the trees and logs and stuff, and even went for a little jog :P We listened to a lot of beatles over the weekend as well, and i got a 100% on the music test that Luke administered on friday evening :D somehow….ha
Being vegan has been going pretty well, if you dont count the weekends… </3 i know i’m bad :( need to crack down. i ammm going to be veggie for christmas and holidays just as a bit of a cheat so i can enjoy them a bit more :P but besides that, full time vegan. Luke lent me a recipe book and we’ve tried some new things which i’ve been adding to my own personal vegan cookbook. It’s been really fun, and i’m learning to enjoy cooking quite a bit! We are currently working on our christmas dinner menu :) i’ll post it when it becomes finalised ;)
i’ll post some pictures and maybe a video clip or two of this past weekend :) beyond that stuff, i cant think of much more to add. School is going well, just preparing for the dreaded exams :P i can see my breath in my room every night…sucks. might get a space heater. Have to do so much xmas shopping ;_;
speaking of i asked for a new camera for christmas so hopefuly it’s really nice <333
guess that’s all for now from me anyway!
my wonderful boyfriend and i went on a dusk/moonlit adventure last night in sheffield. and we ended up finding this amazing view of the city skyline :) apologies for the grainyness, my camera is old and not good in the dark!
Botanical Gardens :)