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2008

2008 was the Year I…

I’ve been going through my diary, and being the self involved navel gazer that I am, I thought I’d really like a record of the stuff I’ve done this year… It’s been a good one

January

11/1/08 – Auntie Pat’s Funeral – a happy sad day celebrating the amazing life of a much loved and missed Mother, Auntie, Cousin, Granny and friend.

14/1/08 – Started my spanky new job at Gravytrain! Marks the close of a somewhat nasty chapter, perhaps a post for another time.

20/1/08 – Kiwi’s 29th Birthday – seriously, who thinks all day drinks on a Sunday’s a good idea? I just got a new job Kiwi!

21/1/08 – The Plain White T’s – perhaps the youngest gig I’ve ever been to – was feeling young at first, but then realised that the other old peeps there were accompanying their offspring…

26/1/08 – Drinks… Lots of them… Who knows where that will lead

27/1/08 – I am Legend @ the IMAX

 

February

5/2/2008 – My longtime hairdresser opens his own salon! Go Dan!

9/2/2008 – Me Julie’s birthday drinks – blurry nice evening!

16/2/2008 – Anna’s birthday drinks – erm I remember dancing (badly) in Park Avenue

25/2/2008 – The Kooks – a night of hand jive – just a joy

26/2/2008 – Mika – I defy anyone not to have a good time – blurry carnival atmosphere and tons of shonk on stage

 

March

1/3/2008 – Laura’s birthday at South London Pacific

10/3/2008 – Kate Nash – You don’t have to suck dick to suck seed (or succeed, like whatever)… I might have a girl crush on her

20/3/2008 – XFM’s Big Night Out – Black Kids, One Night Only and the Futureheads. Probably the best night out ever…

 

April

3/4/2008 – The Orphanage – for me, the film of the year

11/4/2008 – 13/4/2008 – Holiday in Kerry Katona-Land – Just amazing! The Northern Lights failed to make an appearance, but I’ll forgive them… Just this once

20/4/2008 – Bjork – Continuing the Icelandic theme – blurry bonkers woman – fabulous night and crazy costumes

27/4/2008 – I turned 30… (I feel pretty, oh so pretty etc)

 

May

10/5/2008 – Will’s birthday

21/5/2008 – Feist @ The Royal Albert Hall – Just brilliant! Folky loveliness and purdy projection show

24/5/2008 – Equus – Oh. My. God. Unbelievably good.

30/5/2008 – 1/6/2008 – Lovely spa weekend with me Julie – 30 ain’t all bad

 

June

15/6/2008 – Stevie cycles from London to Brighton… I drive down… Because I have no bike, but give him a lift home

19/6/2008 – London SEO Drinks – meet some fabulous people and get to embrace my inner-geek

25/6/2008 – Radiohead

 

July

5/7/2008 – Dolly Parton – just amazing – I want to BE her.

21/7/2008 – Louise’s Birthday – am sickened at her being 40 but looking about 12… damn her!

 

August

3/8/2008 – Batman at the IMAX – love, love, love the IMAX… Batman hmmm

7/8/2008 – Karaoke at Bloomsbury Lanes – joyous girlie night out!

23/8/2008 – Mary’s Birthday – lots and lots of dirty talk courtesy of the birthday girl 🙂

28/8/2008 – Mumsy’s Birthday – lavish, lovely grub

31/8/2008 – Gid’s leaving do… Part I – Tropical downpours failed to put out the barbecue thanks to a clever gazebo arrangement.

 

September

1/9/2008 – So it will come to pass

7/9/2008 – 13/9/2008 – Holiday to Turkey with James. Some heavy duty lazing around to be done. We took up the challenge with gusto.

16/9/2008 – Jez’s Birthday

21/9/2008 – The Swan Awards… my boy woz robbed

 

October

11/10/2008 – Elbow – fantastic!

23/10/2008 – Kiwi’s leaving do… Part II – this time he really goes 🙁

 

November

2/11/2008 – Black Kids, supported by Ladyhawke in Portsmouth. Fantastic night… lots and lots of hair gel and even the odd shell suit in the crowd – felt as though I’d been magically transported back to the eighties…

7/11/2008 – 9/11/2008 – Weekend in the Wales!

11/11/2008 – Phoenix Dance Theatre – amazing portrayal of the Glass Menagerie

22/11/2008 – Dad’s Village Entertainment Show

24/11/2008 – Paul Weller – You do something to me (sorry… I’ll get me coat)

 

December

2/12/2008 – XFM Winter Wonderland – Ladyhawke, Ida Maria, Iglu & Hartly, The Rifles & The Kaiser Chiefs – need I say more?

7/12/2008 – Frankie Boyle… Soooo rude

9/12/2008 – SEO Christmas Drinks – my inner geek gets another outing, and my phone gets slated…

16/12/2008 – Uncle Percy’s Funeral

19/12/2008 – Comedy Night @ The Grey Horse – wiggy woo!