Tuesday, 25 August 2009

At last!

First I'd like to say something to Larry:

Have a brilliant trip Larry, - be safe in your car! lol. I hope Rob and I keep you company. :D Have a wonderful time and please take lots of piccies to show us when you get back. :)

Now for today's news...

NEWSFLASH!!! At long last...HOLLY'S TOMATOES ARE GOING RED!!!
Phew! I've been waiting for what seems like aaaaaages...and Dad has loads of red ones already...but NOW! Muahahaha! Mine are going red. :) Mine are going reeeeeed! *Does happy dance!* Here's a picture...
And they taste pretty good too. :D
Anyway, I'd better go.
TTFN,
H xxxxx

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Top of the World

I'm sat in my room, listening to Carpenters on vinyl. I've only just discovered that wonderful sound and now I plan to collect all of Joni Mitchell's albums on vinyl. - Might be a challenge, but I think I'm up to it! :)
I thought about that after watching her performance on YouTube of 'California' with her Appalachian Dulcimer. It was so good and I thought...that would sound incredible on vinyl. Vinyl has such a raw sound. I really love it. I think I could sit here all day long just listening...but I have things to do. :)
And I'm sure you know what vinyl sounds like.
TTFN
Holly xxxxx

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Results...

Today I went to collect my A Level results. I'm quite pleased. :)

I got an A for English Literature, an A for German and a C for Music. (I told you music didn't go too well. Lol)

I have no idea what I'm going to do next though. I've got a place at the University of Surrey to do this course...

http://www2.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/creativemusictech/

...but I'm not really sure whether I want to do it. I didn't enjoy A-Level Music in any way whatsoever. Hmmmm. It's like my results are hinting at me...*dooon't do muuuuuusic...you're better at the oooootheeeeers*...it's a lot to decide right now. I think I'll write a song! lol

TTFN

Holly xxxxx

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

A visit ;)

Last week a person who may seem rather familiar to you YouTubers came down for a visit... :) ...so I thought I'd write a little blog about it. :)

On Thursday morning we went to the ferry terminal to pick Rob up...we were a tad nervous...well I was anyway! lol. But the time came and we were watching the people coming off the ferry saying..."is that Rob?" "Nooo..." "Is THAT Rob?" "Nooooo..." and then finally......"That's him!" :D

We said hi - and I think we were all how we expected each other to be. Rob's a genuinely lovely chap and we had a lot of fun mosying round the Island.

On Day 1 we pottered down the beach and walked along to Cowes which was good - it was beautiful and sunny too. Then in the evening we went up to see Donna, Andy and Brooke. They'd just been away so it was lovely to see them.

The next day Donna, Andy, Brooke, Rob, Ben and I went out in the camper van. It was really good fun - and reeeeeally sunny and hot. We went to the beach first and stayed there for a few hours before going on Chale, Shanklin, Ventnor and Sandown.

Then the next day Mum, Dad, Rob and I went to Tennyson Down and recorded a little bit of video - which you can't hear at all because of the wind! lol. But the picture looks good! Then we went for a very nice pub lunch and then to Sainsbury's on the way home to get some food for a BBQ. Donna, Andy and Brooke came round for the BBQ, which was rather yummy.

Then the next day we had one of Mum's lovely roast dinners before Rob departed in the afternoon. It was sad really - we had a good couple of days - it was great having him to stay.

Here's a pic taken just before he left...

Here's Rob's YT channel if you don't know who I'm on about! lol.

www.youtube.com/robelliottmusic

TTFN peeps. :)

Holly xxxxx

P.S - Isn't Violet getting big?! :)

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Cocktail Partay

Hello! I said on my website that I'd type out my set list from the gig yesterday and so that I shall doooo. :)

It was a cocktail party and I literally just sat in the background and plinked away at my guitar. It was quite noisy where everyone was talking, but some people were listening on and off. At the end a few people came up to me and said "WE were listening! :)" lol. And a few people said that they really enjoyed it which was grooooovy. :) One lady came up to me and said "Who ARE you!?!" which was really nice and made me chuckle. :)

Anyway...set list (not handwritten this time - I'm sorry! lol)

  1. Home Again (orig.)
  2. When You Say Nothing At All
  3. Tripping Through Violets (orig.)
  4. I Live Through the Song (orig.)
  5. Black and Gold
  6. Beautiful Deceit (orig.)
  7. This Is The Life
  8. Hallelujah
  9. Tea Leaves and Old Magazines (orig.)
  10. Start Again (orig.)
  11. 1 2 3 4
  12. Flowers in the Window
  13. If You Could Read My Mind
  14. The Show (uke)
  15. Big Yellow Taxi
  16. Poison Prince
  17. I'm Right Here (orig.)
  18. Topsy Turvy World (orig.)
  19. Poetry (orig.)
  20. Blowin' in the Wind
  21. Life For Rent
  22. Wherever You Will Go
  23. Lean On Me
  24. I Will Love You
  25. Ain't No Sunshine
  26. After the Goldrush
  27. Carrickfergus
  28. Claddagh Ring (orig. with Rob)
  29. Dante's Prayer
  30. Down By The Salley Gardens
  31. How Can I Tell You?
  32. Last Unicorn
  33. May It Be
  34. The Queen and the Soldier
  35. Run

Phew! 35 songs back to back! lol. It's surprising that I have a voice this morning!...

Now I think I might work on a song...watch this space! lol

TTFN xxxxx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Another gig! Yeeeeah maaaan.

I found out yesterday that I have another gig tonight - waaaheeeeey!
Another two hour one - sorted out by the same chappy that booked me for the GSC two hour one. This time it's at a cocktail party - just as background music I think - which is pretty cool. So I'm going to be practising for that today and getting my set list together.

Last night I went to a pub quiz with my friends which was really good fun. We were last...but hey - it was a laugh! lol. There was one question that they wouldn't have got without me being there! lol. :D Something to do with The Sound of Music. :)

Anyway, I'd better go and get practising!

See you laterrrrr,

Holly xxxxx