Since the end of last November its seems like all I’ve done is talk about tents and tarps, pitch and re-pitch tents and tarps, weigh and measure tents and tarps and write about tents and tarps. However, it’s all done. The tent review should be in the Trail that’s in the shops this week and the tarp stuff will be out in a few weeks I think. It’s been odd doing so much outdoor stuff and not blogging it other than a couple of quick looks, but it’s been great fun and I’ve learned a huge amount during it all. Not just about the new kit, but also about being analytical and being concise in my writing, both of which it’s easy to let slip unless you feel the cuffs around your ankles and stop to pull them up. It’s re-focused me in many ways, and I’m going to return to more in depth reviews on here now and again with kit that really sparks my interest.
Once the reviews have been out I’ll be featuring some new stuff on many of the tent models, and we’ll see some tarp stuff later on as well, I’m looking forward to having some proper fun with these techno shower curtains in the better weather.
Today’s most exciting news is that me and my buddy Craig are in the recording studio at the start of March to do a follow up to Princess, we had a good rehearsal tonight (studio staff may disagree…) and booked ourselves in to the room withy the big fancy desk to concentrate our minds for the the next couple of weeks. The new track is a snails-paced, 9-minute epic doomatron and it makes me grin like a maddie when we play it.
Anyway, Holly got “Dream House” today. I don’t believe for a second that bad translations are an accident any more, I’m sure they all sat in the OmnitronEast boardroom somewhere deep in China and thought that putting Fanny Amused!all over the box would just be all disarming and cute and keep us from suspecting their real plans for world domination and colonisation of the Moon.
I haven’t made my mind up about Special design Outstanding product, it’s either irony, libel or taking the piss. Still, kids stuff rocks.