New video up…

…for the Rosy Tin Teacaddy gig!

Have a look in the gig review section and enjoy a quiet lie-in with a good cuppa and an engrossing crossword puzzle!

// insert picture of a delicate bone china cup of tea, sitting steaming on a tray with fresh buttery croissants and the morning papers//

And here's one, curtesy of photobucket :-)

And here's one, curtesy of photobucket 🙂


Watch this, warning, you might cry at the end

I have seen an amazing video today:

A TED talk held by Jill Bolte Taylor, a scientist studying brain functions who had suffered a stroke.

Stroke of Insight

I was absolutely blown away by her perfect awareness and description of the process of her brain shutting down.

Her description touched a nerve I have never been able to articulate: personally I feel like a walking paradox: a lot of things I do and say are obviously governed by my analytical linear  part of the brain, while on the other hand I will make life changing decisions that border on the mysterious.

And I haven’t even suffered a stroke!

But obviously both parts of my brain are continuously swapping who’s in charge. Swapping, not fighting, because, believe me, I’m quite happy with my life, and my sometimes odd appearing decisions!

And, if you take the time to watch the whole clip, I agree with her, that if we all would tune into our beautiful non-linear part of our brain, and feel at peace with the world, we could be living a more peaceful life.

And, YES, that is a message worth spreading.

Enjoy, and spend some time in lala land!  🙂


… the movie.  Directed by Christian Volckman, a black and white animated cyberpunk/sci-fi detective movie!


I LOVE the visuals!!


Having lived in Paris for a while myself, I thought it was amazing how they combined the old, classic, romantic views of Paris with modern, bleak, threatening  interpretations of the future.

It takes a while to get into it, but once the eyes have adjusted and the brain doesn’t expect a change to colour  it’s fascinating and gripping.