Musings on Lisa Cuthbert’s ‘Paramour’

Genre: ??? Some form of beautiful alternative thingI seriously don't know how I've manged not to review this CD yet. In fact, I'm sure I've started to write a review twice and never posted it! Anyway, with my recent splurge of Castlefest CD reviewing, I think it's time to have a focus on Paramour (even [...]


Help! The essays are coming to get me! (and other stories)

When I have a lot of work to do I'm always really productive. I clean my room, I send letters letters to friends I should have contacted weeks ago, I write useless blog posts. I guess I do a bit of the work too... At the moment I have four essays weighing on my mind; [...]

Musings on Finvarra’s eponymous album

Genre: FolkIf Finvarra were one of the best pleasant surprises of Castlefest then it is perhaps not overly shocking how much I have listened to their CD since then.This CD is one of those that you can put on in the background quite happily and I've found that a lot of my studying and essay [...]


When can I go home?

Homesickness is like a tearing pain, intense, unbearable, something that you cannot contain. We were not built as humans to hold this agony. It's the crying in the night, crying on the phone, just crying. Well, not "just crying" at all because crying is not the word for it... lamenting... keening... sobbing... weeping.Homesickness is a [...]


The good type of busyness!

The last few days have been, in many ways, really beautiful. A whirl of tasks to complete but without the burdening pressure of the previous weeks. I like being busy and I've relished having that balance which keeps me on my toes without causing a struggle, mentally or physically.Perhaps the greatest success story of the [...]


Musings on Scrum’s ‘Killing Time’

I've been a bit of an online fan of Scrum for some time now. Hearing them every now and then on Wyldwood radio, playlists, and looking them up on youtube, of course. However, being one of those annoying foreign fans, I didn't manage to get my hands on any of their CDs until Castlefest [...]


First bit of exam strain

The highlight of my day: Autumnal comfort food of stewed apples and pears with cinnamon toast <3The last week's been quite a strain what with exams, deadlines, my mother leaving. I made an active decision to do absolutely nothing today. I was going to sleep until noon, not work on my room which has been [...]