October 20th, 2017 by Sally



After finishing my shows of the summer and early autumn and a long time with alot of stress my inner Dyr told me to get the hell out of the country for at least a month and chill aaaaaart. I am privileged that my sister lives in Ibiza and she seems to be one of the only people who can make me laugh before coffee so that’s a good place to go. Somewhere where people can make me laugh before coffee… a good place.


I bought Tallulah my viola and some of my loop pedal gear so I can keep practicing whilst I am out here. Everyone keeps saying have a nice holiday but I am not really on holiday… I’m not really into spending all my money on expensive food and drink or sitting stationary on a beach frying myself until I assume the likeness of a leather bag. I’m just here to do things I like and make me happy before coming back home. I’ve been on 5% battery for about 2 years despite concerted efforts to make it otherwise.


I also have a small matter of a tour to try and book and some festivals to apply for… I think this is the first year where I am not chained to a desk for 8+ hours a day working finance with the thought of going home and filling out many subtly different forms on the computer even more until I go to bed which is a bit like torture…. Woop! Its blazing hot outside but as a musician I am used to being in dark windowless rooms when it is hot rehearsing or recording… I am 5 minutes’ walk away from the sea so I go there at least twice a day to look at the horizon. The sea is my telly rn. I have been watching real television too which I normally do not do. This week I watched George Michael’s Freedom it is very good.


In order for my loop pedal to work I need an amp. I found out that there is just one music shop on the island in Ibiza town, so on Monday off I went to Ibiza town to find the shop and met a dude called Juan Carlos who is finding me an amp and ill ring him later to see if he has the goods… he said It would take maybe a week which is fair play and I’m in no rush… you don’t rush here!! I am a very slow person so this suits me very well.


So here is a list of things I am doing in a very leisurely fashion:

  1. Yoga
  2. Trying to give up smoking. I am not very good at this. I am listening to Allan Carr’s easy way to stop smoking over Brian Eno’s music for airports stretched to 6 hours long (Thanks Mike Freear for doing this and uploading to youtube, he actually probably has no idea who I am… I like his band). I am one of those idiots who bought the book, read it with excess levels of cynicism and then lent it to my friends. Who now don’t smoke…
  3. Re-learning Spanish in a structured manner
  4. Playing the viola and singing
  5. Poi
  6. Going to look at the sea
  7. Eating really healthy homecooked food
  8. Riding bicycles in my very own little bicyclub

I would like to see an octopus in its natural environment before I leave. Its school half term so this weekend its party time… gona bring out my blue giraffe jumpsuit and go dancing in Pikes! <3 (the drinks are NOT free….) xXxXx

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