|27.2.12 - Finally had my self portrait picture framed and it looks very lovely - though it's also very big. Was going to submit it to the National Portrait Galleries Portrait Contest but then looked at the terms and conditions - those snoots are only interested in painted portraits.|
|25.2.12 - Visited Portmerion (£1 in the winter) for the 2nd time and enjoyed it much more due to the lack of people - I love a good lack of people. It was almost as if the whole place was mine. Having viewed the entire series of The Prisoner I find it jarring that the insides of the buildings have none of the cerebral effectiveness of the tv show's set design - the cafe is like school dinners in a muckier and smaller room.|
Took a walk up to the Dog Graveyard and read all the inscriptions and then headed back to the hostel to take part in a no charge (for me at least) evening of ghost hunting.... where we spoke of the dead but didn't unfortunately speak to the dead... I thought the evening was going to involve some form of fake seance where a woman with a secret foot peddle raises the dead in the form of a rubber skeleton.
|24.2.12 - Had a little journey to Wales to stay for the weekend at Cwm Pennant Hostel. Was a very exciting journey where we stopped off at our favourite American Diner and went to a Butterfly Garden and learnt that butterflies have taste buds in their feet. Then went for a paid for meal with the potential "in laws" and stayed up watching people play Singstar and giving it a go and realising I don't have the vocal reflexes.|
|23.2.12 - You may have noticed by now that my diary is presented on this blog backwards with the earliest date in the diary at the bottom of the blog entry moving upwards to the top where you will find yourself at the latest diary entry. This is to stay consistent with the blogging format which orders the most recent blog entry first followed by all the previous blog entries... to view every diary entry all at once then click here and start with the oldest entry and move your way upwards rather than downwards. This is both a logical, visual and aesthetic decision, at least I assume it is though think it helpful at this juncture to explain it - if it wasn't obvious in the first place that is.|