January January January

I think it's fair to say that January and I generally don't get on. To be honest, I'm not sure if many people really do like this month. Anyone? Christmas is over which is just sad. Various money pressures are around (why does tax season come right after major spending season?) and no matter how [...]


Away with the fairies

I was so excited for this trip back to the good old Netherlands. It was going to be a short one, shorter than I would have liked, but one packed full of, well, fun stuff! There was also something of a fairy-tale theme with trips to both Elfia and Efteling lined up. Because this is [...]

I’ve arrived!

This is a blog post written on a phone. If it reads fluently and isn't littered with autocorrect issues it will be a complete miracle. I've got better at phone typing over the last few months thanks to increased WhatsApp usage but still... phone typing is not my forte. However, I currently have no wifi [...]


Another Year, Another Castlefest

For those of you who have read previous year's round up posts, this one is a bit different. Instead of splitting up by day I am splitting by topic so if you're wanting to read about the music please bear with me and I'll get that up soon, for everything else, read on. Last year, [...]


Quick Update

It's been a while, yet again, since I've written here. As always, that doesn't actually mean that nothing's been going on, and, to the contrary, often suggests busy times. That's actually been the case over the past few weeks, perhaps unsurprisingly. I thought it about time I posted a general check-in post so this isn't [...]


I’ve found my calling as a tourguide!

Last Friday I was busy bouncing around with excitement. Some of my gig friends from the UK were coming out to visit and also to go to a couple of the Within Temptation theatre shows and somehow the mass facebook chats had made me feel as if I was going on holiday. Of course, Friday [...]


Christmas Time!

As I type this my father is upstairs watching The Great Escape, which seems to be on every single year at around this time,  and my mother is in bed as she's feeling ill again this year, bless her. She was ill last year which meant that we ended up having a second Christmas day [...]