Friday, 31 August 2012

17. Dead Man's Shoes

I remember a few years ago, I was round a friends house and he insisted on watching Dead Man's Shoes, saying 'it was the best film ever!' I must state that this friend generally thinks 'everything is the best thing ever' as long as he finds it first, so as you can understand my excitement was minimal. Anyway, we started watching the film and to no surprise I didn't really pay much attention, the film finished, I went home, end of story.

The film came back into my mind last year when I met a certain Paddy Considine during my time at Canopy- I remember he was walking round the shop with what looked like a baseball bat embedded with nails. Of course, if it was anyone else I would've been deeply concerned, but I knew he was an actor and he kindly mention that it was a prop. However, after watching the film again in detail today (yes, I pulled another sicky), I feel I should've been more concerned about this 'baseball bat'.

Thankfully, Mr Considine left the shop after placing an order for a pair of Red Wing boots and didn't feel the need to 'top me' and right some form of instruction on the wall in my blood.

If you haven't seen Dead Man's Shoes, I suggest you do! Probably not one for the squeamish, but if you can hold you own, I'm confident you'll love it! Very smartly put together and very understatedly cool.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

16. Leeds Festival 2012

Having been to Leeds Festival for the past 4 years running, I have to say this year was by far the best!

Waking up on Sunday morning with a hangover from a friends engagement party, I decided to make a few calls and by chance managed to get my hands on a couple of free VIP tickets- result I'd say!

Dry The River were awesome, then went to see a couple of friends play- Max Raptor and Escape To New York. It was a pleasure seeing them play at such an event. To be honest, we spent the majority of the time in the bar, but managed to crawl out to see The Cribs and Metronomy. OK I didn't see many bands, but it was just a brilliant social event and I was clean, so couldn't ask for more (did however watch Florence from our campsite which was pretty good)- except maybe next time we should have taken the offer of the tent and not have slept in the car.

15. A Return

So, as you can see it's been a bloody long time since I last posted. I have no idea why I've not been on here, perhaps forgetting my password didn't help, but it was more likely due to the fact that I was too busy.

Anyway, a lot has changed since last time. I think I was working at Canopy in Derby when I last posted and now I am living in Leicester, working for a not so glamorous Next, but I am a Trainee Buyer, so I've moved up in the world. Unfortunately, I am writing this in a not so happy-health in the comfort of my bed and uber-thick knitted roll neck courtesy of YMC.

Just as a little update, I left Canopy in Febuary 2012 after being offered the job at Next. It was a really difficult choice to make, as I loved everything about Canopy and I was leaving a lot behind. Anyway, times change and I am now glad of my move. The majority of the change has to be my wardrobe- I'm not quite sure whether that's a good thing to announce and however much I would love to say it was the fact that I've bought a new house or travelled the world, it's not. I'm still a bit of a shopaholic.