My backpack full of clean laundry, care of Evaâ€™s washing machine and a night break between camps, is now more a mixed bag. I am down to the non-dancing underwear (where the dancing underwear seems to have largely disappeared: Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ve lost knickers in the Herrang laundry. Despite Graceâ€™s best efforts) and once again [...]
the sun has just about gone down. i’m in today. i had a walk round cricklewood (and surrounding bits) and i’ve decided i love it. otherwise, i stayed in and fell asleep on the couch again. i’ve really tired myself out this week. still feel, even though i’ve been to a lot of places and [...]
i’m still in london, but paying for an excess of dancing. i have danced every night so far: sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday. and touristed all day. now i am very very tired. the damn cough has pretty much gone, but revisits at times like this when i’m a bit overtired and my lungs are a [...]
Two key cultural differences between England and Australia:
1) a lot of people use this moistened, scented toilet tissue (sort of like Wet Ones, but friendlier) instead of toilet paper (or as well as â€“ I havenâ€™t really figured it out yet); and
2) people seem quite happy to not have or use showers. [...]
I do love backpacking, but I wish I could dump at least half my stuff. I am sick of carrying shoes and books, mostly. All Iâ€™ve actually brought with me are clothes, shoes (2 pair dance, 1 pair the ones I wore over, 1 stupid pair of wedding shoes, 1 pair useful slip-ons), including my [...]
Washing machines are good. But tricky. I have managed to run the colour from some cheap socks they gave us on the plane (which are great for protecting my patent leather shoes) on to my pirate shirt, making it blue and black striped, rather than white and black.
Tumble driers are a fixed [...]
i discovered the festival was on last week on about tuesday. so i mosied on into marlborough on friday night at about 6pm. paid Â£17 for a night of packed in jazz. the whole town was filled with music. all the pubs and cafes and most of the other shops and businesses had bands playing [...]
a topic close to every dancer (and traveller)’s heart.
new hiking shoes: love them. only one rubbed heel the first day i wore them. otherwise, they rock. only problem: not at all, in any way, possible to dance in them. sigh.
dance shoes: think i wrecked the suede at the dance in marlborough on [...]