Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Jonas Alaska.

I have newly discovered Jonas Alaska.  Beautiful music.   Just enough of a country music to be acceptable.  I need more of this in my life.  

Tour England soon, please?

Video from Youtube.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Two Door Cinema Club Love.

Since finally submitting to the pull of Spotify Premium, I have been listening to new music!  And for only £10 a month!  Yahoo!

Also, since my car radio has died, Spotify is my only way to listen to new tunes.

One of my favourite tunes that I can't stop listening to right now:

I am in love with Two Door Cinema Club right now.

Reminds me of Summer days and road trips.  Not quite sure why...


Video from Youtube.

Monday, 25 July 2011

The Blog is Back!

Oh hai everyone!

I am currently sat in my friend Becca's apartment in Manhatten, New York!!  I arrived here on Saturday after what felt like the longest plane journey ever.

I am lucky enough to be staying with Bex (who is working out here for a couple of months) in her glorious apartment which is just south of central park.  She also makes an excellent tour guide and has guided me around for the last two days, escorting me to sights and eating in fabulous places that I would never have found!  Today though I adventured by myself.  So far I am loving New York.

So, Saturday.  I landed on US soil in the afternoon.  I had to stand in a queue at passport control for what felt like decades (technically, an hour.  But when you have been sat on a plane for 8 hours, an hour feels looooong).

I then had the sudden panic everyone has when they get to the baggage place, that my backpack was no where to be seen.  Obviously, I was momentally blinded, and there it was sitting waiting for me.

I then headed, red faced (40 degrees C, I practically melted) for my first yellow taxi!  Wahoo!  I finally got to Becca's and I could finally relax.

We headed out to go visit some interesting sights in an attempt to stop me from dropping off to sleep.  Our first stop was an amazing Willy Wonka-esque sweet shop (pictures to follow once I understand this laptop and this new blog set up).  There were huge gumball machines and staircases with real sweets in the steps.  I have never felt so overwhelmed by chocolately/candy goodnees!

When then headed to Bloomingdales as we are massive tourists and whilst in New York, it had to be done.

We had a greasy burger at a cute little burger joint and it was just what I needed (after nearly melting in heat/jetlag/not eating a proper meal/being up for 24 hours).  We then headed home for bed!

As I said before, I will try and add photos at a later stage since the blogger page doesn't seem to want to load properly...

Peace. xx 

Friday, 10 June 2011

Auditory Heaven

...More from Ludovico Einaudi

Monday, 6 June 2011

My New Favourite Composer...

Ludovico Einaudi's I Giorni

Beautiful.  Another piece I am determined to teach myself.

I can't wait to play more of Ludovico Einaudi's music.  Once you get your fingers round them, it's complete and utter perfection.  

Let me know what you think...


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Please Follow This Blog!

Please follow my blog either on Blog Lovin' or by signing into Google!

I would love to see who is reading my blog so I know who I writing to! :-)

Just look to the right to see how to follow! ------>


Hipstamatic Fun Times

I love playing with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone.  You can use such great effects on your photos.

The cows I met in Maulden Woods.  They all wanted to be models in my photos haha!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Love from Kerry x

Kerry sent me this cute pic that I just had to share!  <3


Monday, 11 April 2011

Glorious Weather with Glorious Company

Here are some shots from our joyous weekend in the sun playing ukuleles, guitars whilst eating humous, crisps and strawberries.  Yum.

Best weekend ever.

I am currently waiting to go and collect my lomo prints which I've had developed.  Here's hoping they came out...!


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Ludovico Einaudi Nuvole Bianche

Yet another beautiful piano piece I am going to teach myself.

Once I have learnt these pieces I will be sure to do a video of myself to show you...

Monday, 14 March 2011

And Another...

Here is another piece from Amelie which is on my piano playing wish list <3

I am hunting for the piano music this afternoon from my local music shop.  I hope they have the Amelie piano music.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

A New Piano Piece...

I'm going to learn how to play this once I find the sheet music <3

I love the Amelie soundtrack...  Yann Tiersen is a genius.

Music Lessons

I am starting up private music lessons for flute, sax, ukulele or piano.

I live in Maulden, Bedfordshire.

Please email me on samantha.howell@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

The insides of my piano...

Ok, so this is me at my most nerdiest... 

My piano needed a bit of fixing so my piano teacher had to take the main panel off the front.  I've never really seen the inside of a piano properly.

It was fun to play the piano and see all the hammers moving.  But, as I said, this is completely geeky of me!

I thought it was quite beautiful yet technical so I figured I would take some photos...

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Our trip to Belgium!

A couple of weekends ago I went to Belgium with my fabulous pals Becca and Daisy to visit Christina.  Christina has been working out in Brussels for a few months and invited us to visit.  Of course, we took this opportunity for a city break and headed on the Eurostar.

We did everything typically touristy you could do in Belgium... Eat chocolates, sight see beautiful Medieval buildings, go up the tower in Bruges (Colin Farrell style), eat mussels and chips and drink plentiful amounts of fruit beer.

Generally, a fabulous weekend!  We need to do this more often!