I'm Kristen and I'm living in Crawley, Sussex (hoping to return to my beloved Brighton 'n' Hove when my ME/CFS allows). I drink a lot of tea, ride a lot of buses, go in a lot of charity shops, draw, sew and knit (and attempt to crochet), take a lot of photos, spend a lot of time sleeping, read a lot of history books and follow Jesus Christ. <3
Email: busstopgirl (at) googlemail (dot) com
Lauren Laverne has got herself a book deal with Harper Collins. She'll be writing a teenage fiction trilogy about... a fifteen-year old girl who wants to be a successful rock star!
I loved Kenickie sooooo much. Their debut album 'At The Club' was such an important record for me! Kenickie were cool in every way - the music, the lyrics, the outfits, the one-liners, the attitude (a member of Kenickie was always good value on Never Mind The Buzzcocks).
Lauren was my favourite, and I'm so glad she's ended doing TV and radio. She's stylish, funny, smart and a breath of fresh air compared to many other female presenters. A true original. Well played, punka.
Flicking through an old scrapbook, I spotted a page I'd torn from a copy of Scripture Union's bible fanzine, 'disclosure', featuring a wonderful devotional aid from renowned preacher Reverend Gerald Ambulance:
We asked Rev Gerald Ambulance to bring a prophetic word to really speak into your situation. This is the best he could come up with.
Beloved siblings, I have sought the Lord for a word. I sought him by day and I sought him by night, and then in the morning there he was - everywhere. Just like he always is. So that was worth it.
I covered the subject with much prayer, fasting and transubstantiated communion wine. And lo, as I lay on the kitchen floor, the Lord came to me in a dream, and an infallibly spooky vision was manifest unto me.
And behold I saw a beach, with two pairs of footprints on it. And I said,
'Oh no, not that one again Lord! That is so 'Eighties'. The editor will throttle me.'
And he said, 'Just bear with me, OK?'
'All right,' I said. 'Let me guess. This is my life, yes?'
'You and me walking along together, yes?'
'You got it.'
'Then how is it that at the places when times get hard there is only one set of footprints?'
And the Lord said, 'That, my child, is when we were hopping.'
It reminds me of Su Blackwell's work, especially the ad she did for Beringer wine (below). I love stop-motion animation but am in awe of the animators - I just don't think I'd have the patience (or skill!) required to produce it myself!