Amanda Palmer – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh – 17.7.2013

Such an awesome show thought i would cross-post it here :)

I Shot Amanda Palmer

On Wednesday i donned my wonderful TARDIS skirt and headed out to see Amanda Fucking Palmer!

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I hadn’t been to a concert in a while and this was certainly the one to get me back into the swing of it! As ever, everything was wonderful: from her brilliant supports (Horndog Brass Band, Jherek Bischoff, Simple Pleasure and Bitter Ruin), to sweaty jumping around to Nirvana covers, to making cute new friends in the crowd and all the bits of glitter in between was just perfect. This was truly the best prelude to the house party… and unbelievably made me MORE excited!!! Thank you Amanda :)

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Jherek Bischoff

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Chad Raines (Simple Pleasure) in the sparkliest sexy ass pants i have ever seen!

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Jessie England (Simple Pleasure)

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Amanda with The Horndog Brass Band

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Really really love this cover of St.James Infirmary Blues

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Bitter Ruin

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The insanely awesome cover of Nirvana’s

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Rawrrrr!… a trip to Edinburgh Zoo!

Last Monday we rubbed on our suncream (in Scotland… i know!) picked up our M&S picnic and zoooooooomed to the Zoo!

If you’re planning a trip to the zoo i’d recommend booking it online first as it is a little cheaper, you get to skip the really long queue for tickets and most importantly it’s the best chance to book a good time to see the pandas. I’d also suggest you bring a picnic and plenty of juice as the prices for food/drink are extortionate when you get inside… save your pennies for an overpriced cuddly toy at the end! Also get there early (for opening time if you can) as the queue for the tour bus will be shorter and if you ride it to the top and work your way down you’re likely to avoid overcrowding at the enclosures (also if you’ve got small kids or find it difficult to walk, working your way downhill is easier than going up!). And if you’ve booked to see the pandas make sure you get there 10/20mins before your slot as they do not wait and often you go in early, so be sure not to miss out……….. i think that’s all my tips! Now here are some photos:

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Jamie having fun already!

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Really amazing sand sculpture.

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Chimps.

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Meerkats.

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Otters.

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Rhinos.

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Pygmy hippo.

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Penguins.

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Orangutans and a stupid monkey.

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Little type of deer i forget the name of…

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Baboons.

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Lions.

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Amur Leopard.

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Scottish Wildcat.

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Golden Cat.

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Beautiful views out over Edinburgh.

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Zebras.

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Gibbon.

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Look at his ickle toes!

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Marmoset.

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Hibiscus.

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Pigeon.

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Venu (i think!).

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Vulture.

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I can’t remember what this guy is but his name was Kato!

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A smelly ape!

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Capuchin monkeys.

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Spider monkeys.

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Sea eagle.

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Can’t remember what this one is but his feathers are incredibly beautiful.

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And to round things off a visit to the wonderful giant pandas.

A happy sunny day :)

Chloe out.

A swim in the sea on a sunny Scottish day…

At the weekend we soaked up the rare Scottish sun and headed out for Musselburgh beach…

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Surfin’ the waves!

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Om nom nom nom!

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Shake it!

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Waiting…

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After our little splish splash we headed along the John Muir Way and found the awesomest park!!

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Walkies!

 

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Bailey nooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Nice one Jamie!

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Oh sunny days please stay!

 

Chloe out.

Little trip to the museum.

Took a wee trip to the National Museum of Scotland last weekend, which is one of few touristy places to visit in Edinburgh that won’t leave you broke as it’s free! I think i’m actually a little bit in love with this museum, the layout is wonderful, it’s set out so you actually want to read about the items and you take it in because it’s fun… so many museums are so drab and it’s no wonder people find them boring! but that’s one thing this one does so well! Museums should be fun, learning should be fun.

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We’re astronauts!!!

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I couldn’t find the sign that said what this all was, but it’s really very beautiful (…. know what it is? lemme know!)

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I read all about this beautiful crystalline structure… and for the life of me i can’t remember a thing it said! But it is really pretty!

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Chloe out.

Trip to Deep Sea World.

Last week i was all stuck inside for the whole week working furiously away on my uni bits and pieces and by the time the weekend came i needed out! so, i dragged my wee brother away from his playstation and we had a little trip out to Deep Sea World.

It was good fun, a little overpriced (but made slightly better by the discount on the back of our bus ticket!) and a little tired and rundown… the whole place could do with a bit of a revamp, especially the outside part as you walk in – there is a vast expanse of water beneath a stunning view of the rail bridge, and with just a little bit of imagination and investment there could be a restaurant coming out from the cafe, looking out over the water (which needs a good cleaning! and well some fish!), theme it… a fishy restaurant specializing in environmentally friendly, locally sourced fish, incorporate some learning into it about why you should choose local, friendly sourced fish……. or something even more inventive!? It’s a nice day out…. but it wouldn’t take much for it to be a wonderful day out!

Anyway, ramble over… here are some photos i took!

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Chloe out.