Only one word for Scotland- amazing- I just loved everything
about it and there was such powerful energy there, must be all
those mountains. It feels like we've been away for ages, so it must
have been good.
Every day we just walked and walked, through forests and
heather-covered moors, up hills and mountains, besides mountain
streams and lochs. I filled up my water bottle from one of those
streams, it was the cleanest water I have ever tasted, cold as
well. I ate raspberries from the sides of pathways whilst
gazing at swathes of wild flowers and saw toadstools the size of a
hand. Even saw some red squirrels and the backsides of a herd of
Despite suffering from a phobia of heights, I managed to walk
over a huge dam wall, cross a river on a very wobbly suspension
bridge (terrifying!), and climb up a very steep mountain, Ben
Vrackie, it was so high, I couldn't bear to look down till I had
reached the top safely. I was brave and managed not to cry,
not even once!
We discovered a tea shop where they blended all the teas
themselves and served the most deliciously huge slices of cake, and
there was nothing better than to come back knackered after walking
and stop off there. Then when we got back to the hotel we would go
and have a sauna and jacuzzi, for our aching muscles.
Lovely things to buy, tweeds, tartans, beautiful jewellery.
Would I go again? Deffo !!
Hey everyone, it's been ages, I know, but we really have been
going all out to promote our new video. It was a tough time, Gerald
was up all hours of the night, every night, I told him to slow down
, but he didn't listen and now he has come up with an abscess in
his mouth, the size of a golf ball! I don't know how he walks
around in so much agony, I wouldn't have even let it go that far!!
Beyond Your dreams has had a fantastic response , we have had
a few dozen TV stations in the USA request it for broadcast, I'm
sure you all know that we submitted it to a few in the UK as well,
including MTV, but we are still waiting to hear back from them. It
seem that people are a lot more open to electronic music in
the States, it seems to be bigger over there. We also got on a lot
of Internet TV stations , including Moon1 TV in France. So
generally, we are pleased with the result that we had, a lot more
people are aware of Cling and it has upped our profile loads and of
course given us more credibility as a band. lets face it, if we had
a lot of ££££££'s to hire a good PR firm, I'm sure you would see it
in more prominent places,money talks.
All is well in the Cling household, Princess Cocolina is a s
spoilt as ever, after over a year she has decided that she likes
her smart basket after all and she curls up in there every night
now, She is so plump that she takes up the whole basket!
My sister's house in Chicago caught fire and burnt down. It
was a faulty humidifier. Fortunately no-one was living in the house
at the time, but still, it must be a terrible thing to have to sort
out. I was very shocked when it happened and now I feel quite
paranoid about fires.
We finally had our conifers trimmed. Typical English workmen,
all they did was complain about what a hard job it was and how much
they'd under quoted us, what a cheek, they got really good money
for half a day's work, they were so lazy anyway, kept stopping to
rest every 10 mins! Anyway the result is that we have a lot more
sunshine in the garden so it was worth putting up with all their
Hi everyone, it's now been a week since we put the video for
Beyond your Dreams online and the response has been phenomenal, the
best ever, everyone seems to like it, I don't think we've had many
critical comments at all, which is amazing really as you
always get a few that really slate you off. So basically we are
over the moon that it all turned out so well.
A big thanks to Matt and all the crew at
not only are they a great bunch of people, but they truly deliver
the results that they promise, a rare commodity. Thanks guys, love
So now we have something good, you can imagine we are going
all out to promote it, Gerald will work himself to the bone and
become even thinner and I don't know what will happen to me!
If by any chance you haven't seen our new video, check it out
and see for yourself!
Beyond your Dreams Video
Ciao for now, Beautiful people!!!
The last couple of days have been amazing, so beautifully hot
and sunny, it seems as if everything was waiting for the sun as all
the flowers in the garden have suddenly blossomed. Even my yoga
room/study was warm yesterday, normally it is the most freezing
room in the house. I ended up getting
in patches l, as obviously it has been a very long time since my
skin has seen the sun and I was absolutely lily white! If the
weather is like this when we go to Cornwall we are going to have
the best time ever!
Anyway, we took my Mum out for afternoon tea at this
old rambling church in the countryside near where we live . They
have resorted to serving tea on a Sunday to try and raise money to
do repairs on the church. It was lovely actually, we sat outside
under a tree next to the gravestones, with a magnificent view of
the hills and fields, and it was so peaceful and quiet. Quite
a few people started to show up after that, Gerald and I were the
youngest by far, some of the old dears looked on their last legs,
but they were very sweet and typically English, one nice old lady
even commented that my dress was very pretty. Oh yes and I made
some off the cuff remark that they should mow the lawns and I was
quickly put in my place and told that the church gardens were a
wild flower sanctuary, hence the uncultivated look.
Gerald and I secretly returned there tonight on our way
out to dinner, we sat in contemplation as the sun was fading from
the sky, there was a lovely energy all around us, don't know if I'd
ever go there in the dead of night under a full moon
It's been a tough week to get through, apart from having this
nasty cold, which I'm sure you're all sick of hearing about !! On
Monday I got a rancid email to say that I had flunked one of my
exams, this put me on a downer as I have had distinctions in most
of the other subjects, so it kind of demotivated me. In fact I
avoided going to study at all this week, Gerald said I was too ill
to go anyway, but it's going to be hard, mentally, to go back
tomorrow and sort everything out. I will have to sit the damn exam
again as well.
The next thing was the video, after waiting for so long we
finally saw a version. Unfortunately we weren't quite happy with it
so more work has to be done, which means waiting even longer now.
Honestly, I get quite despondent at times, I think, "what is the
point of it all?" I can understand why so many give up. If it
wasn't for the fact that I believe in our music and know that it
deserves to be heard, I would probably have reached the final straw
by now. Something good must be around the corner ...
I'm finally getting better and so looking forward to singing
and running and yoga again !!
Having one of those weeks where everything goes pear
shaped,still, mustn't grumble, there is always someone worse off
than you are! Yesterday I just collapsed on the sofa in the
afternoon and didn't really stop coughing until the early hours of
this morning, it was terrible, I was even too scared to fall
asleep in case I choked! Gerald is keeping his distance from me,
can't say I blame him, it's not a pleasant thing!
Sometimes it's only the sheer will to succeed that keeps me
going . It's nothing logical or sane really, but I've sacrificed
too much to give up over yet another setback or disappointment. And
this week has had a couple, it must be said. Being the eternal
optimist, I believe that there is nothing in this world that can't
be sorted out, it's just a question of having some patience... and
some faith... and some courage.
I've talked myself into feeling better already, excuse me
whilst I zoom out the door, I have a very early morning call
tomorrow, I love getting up at the crack of dawn, it reminds me
of when I used to go to meditation classes!
Imagine my horror to wake up the other day coughing and
spluttering, with a sore throat , this has developed into a nasty
cold, very frustrating as I can't sing or run. I'm trying to take
advantage of the situation by resting a lot and catching up on
other things that don't really require a lot of exertion. What a
pain, but nothing can be done, just have to wait for it to go away.
Just mooching around really, it doesn't help that Coco keeps waking
me up after a few hours sleep, typical cat, she gets us all up then
goes back to sleep herself a little while later!!
Went and voted the other day, I don't understand why
everything has to be made so complicated, to me the person with the
most votes should win, keep it simple. All this palaver just
starts to get on your nerves in the end.
Can anyone solve an enigma? We have a garden bench and no
matter where we move it to in the garden, it always ends up full of
bird poo, is it a magnet or something? Any solution will be
Saw a lovely little island in a travel brochure, that I would
really love to visit. It seems to be the only way that we are going
to get some sunshine. I believe that pesky ash is back again and
loads of flights have been cancelled.
Hope you all have a great weekend xxx
Watched Paranormal Activity last night, didn't get a chance
watch it at the movies, I
found it really scary actually, considering I believe in all that
Reminds me of our house in Bulawayo, there was just something
about that house that I didn't like. I couldn't stand to be alone
in there, even in the daytime sometimes I would feel a presence
there, that was quite uncomfortable. The worst times were at night,
the feeling of something being there always grew stronger, I would
always be very afraid if I woke in the middle of the night, I would
cower under the bed sheets, as if they could offer me protection.
Shortly before my Dad died, when he was very ill, I was
awoken suddenly one night and I was frozen with fear as I looked
out and I saw people in robes carrying a coffin past my bedroom
window, (my parents room was adjacent to mine) I know I wasn't
dreaming as I got up and put the light on and called for my mum.
We continued to live there even after my dad had passed on,
my mum took on an extra job in the evenings and no matter how hard
I tried I would always end up sitting outside on the front
porch with the light on and the pets to keep me company. I would
wait there till she came home, I just couldn't bear to be inside.
My mum continued to live there even after I moved away from
home and when I went back to visit I wasn't so bothered by
anything, except for the odd reminder now and again.
Well, I could go on ...
Well, it's been a long time and I'm sorry!! We do still exist
and the blog is still going! Two weeks ago we filmed the video for
Beyond Your Dreams, it was such a surreal and amazing day! We
worked with a great bunch of people as well and it was all done in
a professional manner, but that didn't stop us from having a laugh.
Now we are still waiting, they say that patience cures everything
and it sure has wiped the smile off my face, how much longer is
what I want to know!!
We did have some lovely weather for a little while, it really
felt like summer was almost through the door, but for some reason
it's turned all chilly and nasty again, even my mum is saying that
she's fed up of it. I'm fed up of her being stubborn that's for
sure. About three weeks ago she wrenched her knee whilst walking
and despite me begging her to rest and go to the doctor , she
continued to ignore my advice and it gradually got worse, to the
point now where she can barely walk at all. It was only when the
old bats at the church told her to go and see the doctor that she
conceded. I didn't say anything, I was forced to sellotape my mouth
for at least she is going to go now.
Gerald has locked himself in the studio ever since he got
Live. He is busy working on our live set and it sounds mighty fine
so far. It is a big step forward for us and very exciting.
I have plenty of things to keep me occupied as well believe
me , it is hard to catch a quiet moment. I would rather it be this
way though, it's better than sitting around doing nothing!!
This is Princess Cocolina Chanel Linxen, I'm sure you will
agree that she is a very pretty cat indeed and ever so spoilt.
Today I can't concentrate on anything as I have to take her
to the vet in the morning to have her teeth cleaned. Not only does
she have to have anaesthetic, I have to starve her for 12 hours
before, this is not easy with such a portly creature, she just
loves her roast chicken legs fronm Tesco! I can't bear to see her
look so accusingly at me as if I am being cruel.
I hope she will be ok tomorrow xxx
Morning, it's a bit chilly, just after we all stopped wearing
our winter coats, then Scotland got covered in snow and we are
feeling the after- effects. I have a few days to rest and gather my
thoughts, put things into perspective and get stronger. Not because
of the weather but because we have both been working really hard
and sometimes you just need to chill out. It's like diving for
pearls in the ocean, sometimes you've just got to surface and
It's Gerald's birthday over the weekend and it would be
lovely to get out of London, but we are scheduled to film our video
as well, so we can't go very far. I would love to go to a spa and
just have massages and treatments all day, but my birthday is only
I have to write an exam today, I am not looking forward to
it, especially since I think I fluffed the last one. I will have to
overcome my trepidation, it's no use dwelling on the past after
all. Apart from that, the day is mine to make the most of.
Great news folks, our Live Versions Cd/ Download is now
and all other major download
We are also scheduled to film the video for Beyond your
Dreams this week which will be a perfect accompaniment for the Cd.
Working hard on our live set, this is one thing that we felt
needed a lot of improvement. Gerald now has an
40 performance controller, which we will use to make our set live,
in the true sense of the word. It has opened up endless
for some exciting
We are also working on new material, we have three very
unusual songs that we would like to share with you.
Thanks for all your encouragement and support folks!
I am slowly coming to learn the importance of being kind to
yourself and looking after yourself and not necessarily from a
perspective of vanity. For example you might think that I look
after myself as I go running and do yoga etc etc, but quite often I
skip meals and then end up with headaches. Gerald once pointed out
to me that I wouldn't let anyone I cared about go off to work
without eating, so why do it to myself? So yesterday I conducted an
experiment. The simple act of going for a coffee and a piece of
cake in the middle of my studies set about a snowball of good
feelings. So I decided to be kinder to me from now on and attract
The night before last, Gerald choked in his sleep and it was
the scariest thing ever, partly because we were fast asleep and it
was pitch black. I was running around in the dark trying to switch
the light on, fortunately Gerald started to breathe again otherwise
it could have turned nasty, but we were both a bit shocked by the
experience, so was Coco who took ages to get back on the bed with
Anyway yesterday I took advantage of the sunny weather and
spent the most part of the morning in the garden, there is a hope
of spring in the air now. My mum is off to Madeira in a couple of
weeks , I hope it is alright thereafter all those landslides.
Someone was talking the other day of those people who used to
walk around with sandwich boards that said "The end of the world is
nigh", you never see them anymore, is that because we are close now
to the end? With all the natural disasters and global unrest it
seems that way, the prophecies are coming true.
Gotta go, just burnt my hot cross buns on the
Sometimes life deals you a little blow to shake you up, just
as you thought everything was going well. That's what happened to
me yesterday, I received some unexpected news and it's been really
hard for me to see the situation clearly. Sometimes I think I try
to defeat myself before learning from my mistakes and giving myself
another chance. Makes me realise I still have a long way to go down
the road of spirituality. If I can't even think positively when a
small upset occurs, how on earth will I manage when things start to
get even tougher? I think a lot of it comes down to ego and not
wanting to admit failure. The right thing to say is that it's all
character building! An old saying also springs to mind- fools rush
in where angels fear to tread!