Month: December 2015

Icelandic Faeries

We were listening on the ipad to a Radio 4 Extra programme about Icelandic faeries. How musically do Icelanders speak English! And they sound positively sing-songy when talking about their ‘Spesshal’ faerie friends.

So I’ve created a mash-up: mixed Icelandic voices inside some of Hazels faerie folk and plunged them earthwards into Sigur Ros’s plangent groundswell of sweet melancholy.

Vid: Ian Nisbet, Faerie Illustrations: Hazel Brown, Music: Sigur Ros

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Henrietta (winda spida)

A vid of ‘Henrietta’. She lives with me. In my bedroom. Next to my bed. But not in my bed. Above my bed. Hangs over my head. She owns the window. Has cast her cloudy web across the entire ledge.

She stays still, watchful, alert. She may be hung there while I’m asleep all night. When I wake up I try to ‘capture’ her with my camera. But she scuttles off into her little corner to evade any of my ‘interference’ in her living space. I’m not allowed to clean up. She takes care of all the domestics thank you very much.

If it carries on being as warm as it’s been so far, she might lodge on my ledge all winter long. And I’d better behave!

Vid: Ian Nisbet

Dark Moon

Haven’t made one of these moon vids for a while (last one was 5 months ago, beginning of August) I didn’t want to do a repeat of vids I’ve done before. But this December moon has been playing hide and seek inside all the dark clouds raining on us this month.

And this moon will be full on Xmas day. That hasn’t happened for 38 years (1977) and won’t happen again for another 19 years (2034) So there might be another vid coming up very soon!

Vid: Ian Nisbet

330 Seconds is all you need to……

The new 330 second Method of Mindfulness Moment Making Malarkey.
Devised by Dr Nibblebits and Professor Brownblurts.
Every situation gets the 330 sec wraparound
To make it sparkle! . . .

Dr Nibblebits: 330 seconds to count down . . .
To boil an egg . . .
To brew the tea . . . .
To make a mark . . .
To cook a sprout . . .

Prof Brownblurts: Grab a coffee..
…..Make hot choccy…

Dr Nibblebits: 330 seconds is all you need to rob a bank…..
Or steal a steak . . . . .
Or catch a fish . . . .
Or take a break . . . .

Prof Brownblurts: Put on lippy…
…..Feed the Lily ….

Dr Nibblebits: 330 seconds before time to go……
Prof Brownblurts: …..330 seconds to say bye bye.. to blow a kiss..!
Dr Nibblebits: …..330 seconds to make it last . . .