For those of you new to the blog (and there are a few of you this week. Hello!) “Up the Irons” is a not-quite-regular feature where I throw a big ole’ metal horns at everything good happening at the moment. It’s like “Things I Love Thursday”, but more metal. Feel free to add your own lists in the comments. I’d love to hear about the good things happening in your life.
\m/ some significant jumps in blog traffic. Tr00 Metal Hails to all my new readers \m/ the sale at Beserk Clothing (you’ll see what I picked up in a couple of weeks) \m/ NZ friends deciding to join us at Wacken 2011. It’s gonna be one hell of a party \m/ baking the most EPIC apple pie ever – probably the nicest thing I ever cooked, ever. \m/ River Cottage being on again, and Hugh’s food punnage is worse than ever \m/ Top Gear – \m/ a rainbow lorakeet has moved into my office and refuses to leave. He has spent the last two days hopping from desk to desk and eating apples and seasame seeds we feed to him. We call him Hoppy. \m/ not getting too rained on despite the massive walking trek’s I’ve had to do over the last week \m/ Bill Bailey live – hilarious. It’s such a great feeling to just go into a theatre and laugh non-stop for three hours. Also, he can play Motorhead on the Ooud, thus making him extra awesome \m/ I painted some pictures for our German friends as a way of saying thank you for being awesome hosts to us last year, and they arrived safe and sound (always a mission with NZ Post) and they like them, so that’s good :) \m/ slowly perfecting Eluveitie on my whistle – I do a lot better if my fingers weren’t so thin and spindly \m/ Just general feelings of awesomeness for all the cool stuff going on in my life and the lives of those close to me – quitting their jobs to pursue their dreams, travelling the world, securing jobs of their dreams and houses of their dreams, getting married, selling up and moving on. It is awesomeness all round in my corner of the world.
Love, lust and puddin’ puffs