Friday, 31 December 2010

An end and a beginning

So...another year over. Surely it's not a whole year since we welcomed 2010? The time has gone by so very quickly. And when I think back...a lot has happened.

Memorable moments...
  • Album recordings finished
  • Album artwork designed
  • Sales begin...
  • Website redesigned
  • Amanda's party
  • Album launch (and met a wicked cool duck, I mean person)
  • Learnt to drive
  • Helped with school choir
  • Played at IW Festival
  • Met Suzanne Vega
  • Played at Bestival with Olli
  • Met some brilliant people at the Anchor
  • Played at Ventnor Church and met some more brilliant people
  • Started University
  • Met some more brilliant people at Uni
  • Late night recording in Studio One
  • Turned 20
...I feel that since I started University I have grown a lot...but then again...I haven't really changed. I think I'm too set in my ways to change. I'll just go along picking up things that I like and try to hold on to them.

I seem to have been able to keep my new resolutions for this past year which is a first! Following on from the success of my 2010 resolution keeping behaviour, I shall have to make some more...
  1. Don't let being too afraid stop you from doing things.
  2. Have more confidence/walk tall.
  3. Drop a dress size/get a flat belly.
That'll do for now!

Oh and...

4. Make 2011 the best year yet.

I hope you have a wonderful new year's eve and an even better new year...I'm going out to see the new year in tonight. It's the first time that I haven't been at home and seen it in with my family, which is quite sad. Hmmm...

Anyway, I'd best be off. - Thank you so much for your brilliant support over the past year. It's because of you that I'm able to do what I love. :)

Take care and lots of love,

See you in the new year. :)


Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

Hello everyone. :)

Just a little message to say...


...and I hope you have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. :)

Thank you so much for your continued support. I'm very sorry that I haven't been around much lately. I shall make it my New Year's Resolution to blog more!

I hope you have a wonderful time.

Lots of love to you all.


Monday, 13 December 2010

An update from Uni... :)

I'm very sorry for my lack of blogging lately. I've had lots and lots of coursework to do, and with the completion of that, cooking, tidying, washing, revising etc. I've been left with very little time.

I'm finding the course really interesting...and also very challenging. It has taken me out of my comfort zone completely and plonked me in a brand new world of strange technical language and concepts that I don't understand.

I enjoy writing feels like a very natural thing to do...but composing instrumental pieces using software that I'm only just getting to grips with is something that I'm finding really difficult.

However, I'm getting the tasks done. And so far, on time. I haven't received any coursework grades yet though. We've done a few online tests though, and in 'Knowledge of Instruments' I currently have 70%, which is a first. Which I'm pleased with. However, for our Composition Technologies module, I was failing, but on our most recent test I managed to get over the pass mark, so am now passing - just.

I've met so many great people up here on the Mainland. Fellow students, housemates, lecturers...they're brilliant. I'm looking forward to being back on the Island though. I've been seeing on Facebook that some of my friends are at home already. Quite jealous about that...

I've written a few new songs since I've been here and I hope to put them online in some form or other soon. Perhaps over Christmas. :)

When I get back on the Island I'm playing in another gig at Missy J's which I'm really looking forward to. It'll be my first Island performance in what feels like ages. :)

Anyway, I'd better go now - early start tomorrow. (9am - is that early? ;))

Lots of love xxxxxx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Little One (Holly's Lullaby) - an original song by Holly Kirby

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM! :) xoxoxoxox