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Norway, Wasps and Ferrero-Rocher Ice Cream

24 August, 2009 | Posted in: journal

I’m now on the verge of flying to Norway for 6 days of gigs with my new band. We’re flying to Stavangar and then travelling to Farsund for the ‘Festival of the North Seas’ and then on to Bergen for some acoustic gigs. I’ve had a quiet week and a half since getting back from a a stint of festival performances in different guises. I’ve learnt that I’m not very good at being on holiday and easily get bored and fractious. But through my boredom, I managed to paint the landing stairs twice, explore Axminster, and go on a lovely day trip with my old housemate Matt Norman. We journeyed first to Newton Poppleford where we had an enormous cream tea which was slightly impaired by the arrival of 5 wasps with scant social skills. From thence we travelled to Beer where we spent an hour on the beach, and then we ended our escapade in Sidmouth because I was having Ferrero-Rocher ice-cream withdrawal.



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