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Yesterday was amazing.  Nothing I say is going to adquately convey just how completely fabulous yesterday was, but I'll do my best.

The journey up wasn't too bad, we parked in Feltham, in the RAC office block, and then caught the train in from there, got to Hyde Park about 1:20pm. And then stood in a que.  For the next hour.

Which wasn't quite as bad as I had been fearing, but I was amazed at the number of people who were doing their best to ensure they were drunk before they got in.  I'll never understand that mindset. I was also astounded at the number of people who, when we got to the entrance, turned out to have been queing without tickets.  Did they really think they were going to be able to blag their way in? (And they were in addition to the scores of people wandering around holding up signs begging for tickets.)

Sadly we missed U2 and Paul McCartney, finally getting in just before Coldplay started.

Um, it was big.  Very big.  And there were lots of people. Lots and lots of people. But so totally amazing.

Very quick run down

Coldplay - Wonderful, loved their segue into Rocking All Over the World, and Richard Ashcroft joining them for Bittersweet Symphony was brilliant.

Elton John - Whether you like his music or not, this man knows how to perform.  Amazing energy.  The less said about Pete Doherty the better. (Completely shit-faced)

Dido - She was slightly wobbly, especially on the high notes, but no one seemed to care. Her duet with Youssou N'Dour was fantastic, even though she is no replacement for Neneh Cherry.  (Two girls in front of me. "Oh, I've heard this song before.  He did it with this woman. Um.. Neneh Cherry?" "Who?" *cries* )

Stereophonics: Didn't do anything for me. Meh.

REM: Were amazing. (Count how many times I use this word in this post).  Everyone in our part of the crowd was singing along, and clapping.  Fabulous.

Miss Dynamite: I think I enjoyed her, but I can't actually remember it.  Which is strange as I do like her stuff.

Keane: I missed their set as I was getting food and getting grabbed by a drunk ape. But I don't think they were well known enough.

Travis: Another act who got the whole crowd dancing. Loved Fran Healey's attempt to do Staying Alive, including the tight underpants to aid with the high pitch.

Bob Geldof: The BBC site was a bit sniffy about this, but the crowd loved it. It was definitely one of the more atmospheric songs of the day, and Bob oozed charisma during it. (It was also during this song, I started to find him attractive.  Which was disturbing...)

Annie Lennox: As ever she was outstanding. Simply outstanding

UB40: Started off slowly, but once they got to Red Red Wine, it really picked up, and everybody, and I mean everybody, sang along to can't help falling in love with you.

Snoop Dogg: One of the funniest things about this set was watching the 50-something couple next to me trying to dance along. Was really good, but seemed to drag on a bit.

Razorlight: Not impressed with these guys.  Semed to see themselves as Rock Gods, andcompletely up themselves.  Their music was nothing special.

Madonna: She had the crowd eating out of her hands. Absolutely spectacular.

Snow Patrol: Another band who I think suffered from not being well know.  But the performance was incredible, and the crowd seemed to warm to them.

Sadly at this point we had to leave to catch trains, and I'm sad we missed the later acts, but the acts we got to see - mind-blowing.

Completely shattered today, but so worth it.
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I really do have the most gorgeous husband.

Points to icon.

See Hugh? On Tuesday I'm going down to Dorset to River Cottage HQ for A Day of Summer Cooking.

I'm going to be meeting Hugh. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

*Fangirls madly*

Best birthday present ever.

So on Saturday we're going up to London to see Live8 and then on Tuesday I'm going down to River Cottage. Then on Friday [livejournal.com profile] twinkedru's coming to stay.  Pretty cool couple of weeks coming up.

(Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!)

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Also I meant to point this out yesterday, but [livejournal.com profile] twinkledru found an article about Zombie Dogs.  No seriously. Zombie Dogs.
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We went to Wookey Hole yesterday.  My friend Sarah had never been, and as we live 40 minutes away, I felt it was time that omission was corrected. I wanted to stay in the caves all day, the caves are a steady 11 degrees and it was so muggy outside.  It was so muggy that when we came out into the valley, my glasses steamed up.  In England.  I've never had that happen before. (For anyone who is interested, the Dalek is recovering nicely from it's kidnapping experience

My LJ Haiku )

Book Meme! Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] alicamel

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

The pile nearest is The Time Traveller's Wife and Marge Piercy's Vida, but Nice and Wifey's Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down is on the top so...

"Arnott's actually describe their chocolate as having a caramel flavour.  This all begins to make more sense when we consider that Arnott's markets the Tim Tam primarily to females between twenty and thirty-five, whereas the Penguin is aimed at the broader target of the family shopping basket.  This is also reflectedin their packaging: the individually wrapped penguin can find it's way into lunchboxes and sit alongside tills in cafes and shops, whereas the Tim Tam simply rests with its cohorts in a little plastic tray inside its oouter wrapper."
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Went to Westonbirt Arboretum today with my sister and some friends. Owen had a whale of a time running all over the place- it's made such difference to how much we both enjoy days out now that he's walking, (and running, and jumping, and climbing, and crashing into things!)

I also managed to get through the whole day without getting seriously pissed off at my sister, which I feel is an achievement.

Planning to spend tomorrow at home, I've got to do some serious work on the NCT membership database, I've been negleting it lately for more fun things like personal websites, fanfiction and live journals!

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