Sunday, 20 June 2010


So, I have not really been around lately. And by lately, I mean 2010.

In my defence, I have been doing stuff.

I have provided pics as proof - because we all know that without pictures, it didn't really happen.

WARNING: This post contains pictures of my fat face and a man wearing a thong. Proceed at own risk.

I had me a trip to Crosby beach to go and see Another Place, the Anthony Gormley sculpture installation. It's basically a load of cast iron models of his body placed at various places along the shore.

This is what Anthony Gormley looks like.

Who goes to the beach when it's minus 5 degrees? English people!
It is also the law that you must have an ice cream, no matter the weather.

We walked 6km along the beach - the figures are spread out over 3km

BFFs. And probably not how Anthony Gormley predicted people would use his 'art' - to take Myspace-style pictures.

Creating our own art


Bob, the cat who looks like Hitler, brought a live mouse into my parent's house and let it go in their bedroom. My mum trapped the mouse in the room by attatching a bungee cord to the door as it doesn't shut properly. Then they killed it in a mousetrap. Lolz.

I went to Lyme Park in Stockport.
Or for the nerds amongst us, I went to the location of Pemberley in the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice.
Colin Firth was not there, alas.

GJammz was there, however, and we made him pretend to be coming out of the lake a la the Firth.

This is only the 2nd cup of tea I have ever had.
Yes, I am 27.

Nom, nom, nom!
Scone and cream and jam!

I went to Blackpool and up to the top of the Blackpool Tower.
Stood on a bit of glass with a 380ft drop. Big wow.
If that glass can hold my weight, it can pretty much hold anything.

I went to the world's dodgiest waxwork museum.
Here's me and, erm, it'll come to me in a minute ...

Blackpool Tower

Don't look down

Wow. Matt Damon.

Tom Hanks would be turning in his grave. If he were dead.

Yes, that is a man wearing a thong. On a pole. The shame.
We must never speak of this night again.

Had a little trip down to Bath. Pretended I was in Persuasion and that.
Yet another Jane Austen reference.

Went into the cathedral

This is The Circus.
Nicolas Cage, and his hair, live here some of the time.


The Royal Crescent in Bath.
Would love to live in one of those houses - or stay in the hotel - if it weren't for the hordes of tourists. And the torrential rain.

Visited Stonehenge.
Don't bother.


EHisCDN said...

Yay for two Jane Austen references. Too bad you didn't see Darcy or Capt. Wentworth!

Those sculptures are a little creepy, or maybe I'm not one that appreciates their artistic value. But you should eat ice cream whenever you go to the beach no matter what the weather!

That's only the second cup of tea you've had? I average 2 cups a day (yesterday I had 4!) and I'm not even English lol.

Looks like your trip was a lot of fun though.

Nicolas Cage is a creep and I dislike him a lot!

Jess said...

I have only had 2 cups of tea ever and I have never had a cup of coffee. I am a weirdo.

I do like hot chocolate though ... :D

Chan said...

BUT it wasn't even a real cup of tea Jess Club! Green tea or herbal tea does not count, esp as part of a cream tea! Haha, just remembered Gaz asking for a cream tea without the cream, just a scone and a cup of tea then, lol!

Jess said...

Channy, your comment is like a knife to my heart.

Where is the solidarity? You should be supporting me in my attempt to drink tea - peppermint or otherwise!

What was he like that day? Forgetting his membership card, cream tea without the cream ...

EHisCDN said...

No tea or coffee? How do you make it through the day?
I'm actually a tea addict. I have a drawer in my cupboard that is pretty much solely dedicated to tea. I have orange pekoe, green tea, jasmine green tea, oolong tea, chai, herbal tea, pomegranate green tea, chamomile tea and probably a couple others.
I don't drink coffee though. Hot chocolate is good but usually too sweet. Honestly though, how do you get caffeine. Although it's probably healthier to avoid the stuff all together.

As an aside, wax sculptures are creepy! I've never seen them in person because they freak me out.

Jess said...

@Liz - I make it through the day with my usual combo of vodka and crystal meth.

Just joking!

Or am I?

Robbie said...

I came across your site after Googling James May because of the recent "Stig" High Court decision. You have a great sense of humor. Just the right amount of sarcasm.

I live in NYC now but I do remember my visit to Stonehenge. What a mess. Between two A roads and mostly roped off now. I did however get a photo with an Elvis impersonator.