Scavenger Hunt 101 #14 – A Locally Owned Store.

The only store you could ever need. Music and coffee on tap. what more could you want (a bigger bank balance maybe?)

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Scavenger Hunt 101 #3 A Flag Other Than My Native Country.

Common People came to Oxford on May 28th and 29th. The sun shone, the (very expensive) wine flowed and the music blasted out across South Park.

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I have to admit to being a bit out of practice on surviving a festival and although Common People was a two-day event we only went for the Saturday, too much sun, too much excess and too much money spent on day-one put us off going back for the second day but it was a lovely day. What’s not to enjoy, live music, friends and a drink (or several).

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The line up was good and although I’m a little embarrassed to admit it I was really looking forward to seeing Chaz and Dave, and as far as a good old knees up in the park goes they didn’t disappoint. There were some great bands there and Little Brother Eli have become a favourite. Observations? The cost of alcohol at festivals (and gigs in general) is still, and probably always will be, a rip off – £22 for a (plastic) bottle of Pinot Grigio and no matter how much of a good idea it seems at the time do not succumb to glitter face painting – I’m still finding glitter in places it should never be two months later. 🙂

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A Plague Upon Us.

We seem to have a Plague of Ladybirds in the new house. Within seconds of opening a window they’re everywhere. There are a lot of infestations that could be worse.

  • They’re Cute
  • They’re Red
  • They’re Pretty
  • They Eat Aphids (lots of Aphids – up to 5000 in an average Ladybird lifetime)
  • They have white feet (who knew?)