Archives for June 2015

thirty one

Time to add another number to my age - but I'm back to a prime number again so maybe it's not completely awful.

This year's cake was cherries, berries and apple (and muesli, and yoghurt).  Yum yum yum.

As for actual birthday celebrations... we headed down to Bristol for the day to visit ss Great Britain and do their 'Go Aloft' experience - climbing up the rigging, then shuffling out along the main yard.  Predictably, the views were quite good from the top!

Then we had a BBQ and went into town for a few drinks.  Not a bad day really!

Manics at Cardiff Castle

When the Manics did the 20th anniversary tour of the Holy Bible last year, I was sad that all the gigs were far away.  I was also slightly surprised that none were in Wales.. turns out they were just saving the best for last.

Cardiff Castle, on a warm Friday evening as the sun set.  Wow.

First up, the Holy Bible played in full.  It's probably not my favourite album (don't kill me, Manics fans) because some of the songs are just a bit too dark, but seeing the whole thing performed live was something else.  And knowing that it was being... continue reading »