Sunday, July 31, 2011


i've been back from finland for about a week now, but i just haven't got around to making a post about it. and it's not going to happen today because i've got something else to tell y'all. VAMPIRE SUSHI DISTRO is back from holiday break, with new zines and new layout too.


among the new zines are two of mine; YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL #15 and KISSAKERHO #1. in your pretty face #15 i write about changing my method of birth control, quitting roller derby, getting some financial good news, slutwalk london and prospect of turning 29. kissakerho #1 is my first zine in finnish in over 10 years. i write about how i ended up in uk and where i am, turning 29, and why england is shit. i also gush about the awesomeness of zines with some zine recs (i wouldn't call them reviews) and a how to make yr own zine guide.

i might post about finland later on, or i might save it all for another issue of your pretty face about going home. we'll see.

ps. i'm listening to this mix on 8tracks and bloody hell it's lovely. i wish i could take it to bed with me or something.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


i'm going to finland tomorrow morning. in two hours i have to leave the house to catch a train to london to catch the tube to heathrow so i can hang around for 6 hours waiting to be able to check-in. my flight is at 7.30 am. i'm flying to helsinki, and catching another flight to tampere from there. i will arrive in tampere at 2.15pm finnish time. (that's two hours in the future) that's almost a five hour journey. i'm nervous. i've never before had to catch a connecting flight. i have no idea how that works. i will be asking bleary eyed silly questions at heathrow check-in.

i think i'm more or less packed. though i keep thinking OH NOES I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF, and worrying it will be over the 23kg limit (i doubt it but i have no big people scales to prove me wrong with) i'm pretty sure previously it has been teatering around the limit cos it's been packed with cider etc on the way home. besides there will be a big gap in the bag on the way home cos i've got sunhats for my mama (they've sold out in finland because of the heatwave) and they take a surprising amount of space. then again, my bowler hat will still be in there.

i've got a lot of knitting, some zines & books and a whole lot of notebooks to keep me occupied at heathrow. carl's also just fixed the ipod (it refused to charge after he fixed it last week, but he's fixed that fixing now, and it's charging!) so i'll have some tunes despite the fact my new phone's new memory card + usb port hasn't arrived (stupid thing didn't come with a usb lead, wtf nokia) i've set up twitter on my new phone so i might very well be live tweeting my boredom on my twitter: unfortunately i won't see any replies (unless i change the settings later, i might.)

i'm gonna go put some more britney and the art brut album on my ipod, and i think i'll also have neil gaiman reading stardust if you don't mind.

looking forward to seeing the ark at least one more time. it's gonna be well emotional innit x

Sunday, July 03, 2011


i got carl to pull a name out of my bowler hat (so i couldn't cheat / pick a friend) and the winner of my little zine + mix cd giveaway is..

LIANNE! i shall email you for address etc details later, i've got a bath running!

thank you for everyone who took part! i shall do one of these again one day (maybe when i finish your pretty face#17..) xx tukru