I’m currently home in Wales for the next 3 weeks on operation: dissertation. So far, I’m two thirds of the way through, so not too bad really. I haven’t been up to much – my time has been spent doing work, reading, visiting family, drinking too much coffee, watching Spaced, and playing my parents’ piano. Life is good. I’m pretty happy right now.
I got my lip pierced on Monday!
It hurt like hell, and is still aching now, but it was totally worth it. I got it done at Blue Banana, so she just jabbed the needle through my lip without anaesthetic (you need a license to administer anaesthetic apparently… surely it’s more dangerous to shove a metal bar through one’s skin than it is to rub a little numbing cream onto their skin?). Once it’s healed, I’d like to get a ring put in.
This week I also got my fancy typewriter! I paid £2.99 for it – ask and eBay will provide! I spent the weekend sitting outside typing letters and drinking lemonade – such a lovely way to spend my first weekend home.
1. Some of my zines are being stocked at the London College of Communication library, which is rather exciting. For more info about the LCC, take a look at their website: http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/.
2. I’ll be attending a number of zine fests this year, including London Zine Symposium, Nottingham Zine Fair, Ladyfest Essex, and Birmingham Zine Fest; I’ll be tabling at the latter two events! If you see me, come say hi!
3. My split-zine with Tukru was reviewed by Amber, go take a look and comment here.
4. I’m currently working on Here. In My Head. #8, which is due to be published in the next 3 weeks or so, and trying to get some submissions in for the spring edition of Artemis.
Music Update: my dear friend Steff is redesigning my website soon. Also, I’ve been featured on a blog called Jukebox Heroines, where I’m featured in a playlist of women who “carry the torch for Grrrls of the 21st Century”! Check it out here: http://jukeboxheroines.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/where-have-all-the-grrrls-gone/