It seems like a distant daydream now, but I can't stop thinking about Paris.


I want to move to Paris when I'm old and wear pearls and a turban.

Paris - Les Catacombes

Creepy underground tunnels? Skulls everywhere?

Yes please.

(My friend was at uni, so I went on my own. A bit scary...)

Paris - food!

Why are French people not OBESE!?
Je suis désolé, but I would be if I lived there.

Paris - sketches

I went a bit crazy in the Louvre.

"My favourite place in the world is Paris, and my favourite place in Paris is the Louvre"
from an interview I did with Marija Ramic for Ardent

CocoRosie at the Union Chapel 4/05/10

This was the first time I saw them live. The venue was perfect; a Victorian gothic church lit with candles and beams of red and blue.

Took this on my phone before it got dark. All other images aren't mine.

The Casady sisters appeared wearing (like their music) a bizzare combination of street style and storybooks, Bianca's military jacket making her the fairytale prince to Sierra's tracksuited hip hop princess.

I don't know if they always do, but they had such an odd stage presence. Sierra flung herself around the stage, flittering between instruments and wringing her hands as she sang. Bianca barely moved, swaying awkwardly behind her microphone.
It was as though they were the only two people in the room. In the world, even. Ethereal and detached, they spoke to the audience only once, to tell us that they 'don't understand English' (They do, it's their first language...)

Photos from Tom Watkins

Though they predominantly played tracks from the brand new (and brilliant) Grey Oceans, the highlight of the show for me was a beautiful reworked version 'Rainbowarriors' or perhaps this amazing cover:

As we sat there, utterly bewitched,
I thought who better to be here with than my sister.

photos my own

Life Drawing

From my last ever session at LCF

Black Boy Alley

I found some photos from last summer and this was my favourite...

It's of my sister on a day trip we took to Rochester.
We frolicked around the Dickensian streets and rummaged in junk shops to our hearts content, all against a backdrop of sunshine, a Norman castle and things with funny names.
(Black Boy Alley? Fagin's Cafe?)

I want to go back there right now. I want old bookshops and sweets in paper bags. Take me to the countryside!


If this was the 1950s...I'd be in the Bristol Tattoo Club

(All images via here)
OK, so far I don't have ANY tattoos, but I love them so much on other people.

Lepisma saccharina

I keep seeing silverfish! I think they're so cute and weird.


The scientific name for the species is Lepisma saccharina, due to its tendency to eat starchy foods (like glue, paper, photos, sugar, coffee, hair, carpet or even its own moulted exoskeleton).

They can go without food for a year.

They are nocturnal and can live for as long as 8 years(!?)

"Their mating ritual involves three phases, which may last over half an hour.
In the first phase, the male and female stand face to face, their trembling antennae touching, then repeatedly back off and return to this position.
In the second phase the male runs away and the female chases him.
In the third phase the male and female stand side by side and head-to-tail, with the male vibrating his tail against the female." LOL!?