On Thursday 11th April, myself and the absolute love of my life, Paul, eloped to Byron Bay in northern New South Wales and married on the beach at sunset. I won’t bore you with too many details (plus I think this beautiful film says it all, really! Watch it and try not to cry).
Today, I am grateful for my friends Al & Maria, who are the creative geniuses at One Day In Mind. I have known them for the better part of ten years, and hope to know them for another 100. Al & Maria also looked after the stunning imagery for my solo album ‘As Night Falls’, the mock-up Vogue cover and the Súnas ABC release ‘Celtic Road’. If anyone is on the lookout for beautiful wedding videography, check this talented pair out via the link in the red box above. You won’t regret it.
From S+P: A+M, we love you xx
Space exploration is something I have loved ever since my parents showed me the full moon when I was a toddler. At 18, I watched my first lunar eclipse in Mackay, Queensland, on the cliffs of a beach at 2am. Watching the full silver moon turn a dark rusty red was one of the most profound experiences of my life. I am the geek that subscribes to the ISS Twitter updates just to see it move across the night sky and reflect a bit of sunlight to Earth so that it looks like a slow-moving shooting star.
Today I am grateful for Chris Hadfield. He is the first Canadian to walk in space, and has been living on the International Space Station for the past five months. During this time, Chris has posted stunning photos of Earth on Twitter and hosted a brilliant space Q&A on his YouTube channel. While I’m sure his job on the ISS was no picnic, he took time out to give simplified answers to every question asked about life in space (no questions are too silly! How does one brush their teeth in space? Chris not only had the answer, but brushed his teeth on camera right then and there). He’s also a musician (YAY!) and plays guitar on the ISS.
I’m a little bit in love with him.
Chris returns to Earth today. Before he left, he recorded David Bowie’s classic song Space Oddity and uploaded the last video to his YouTube channel. And what a video! Check it out by clicking on the red link button to the right. Enjoy!
Ok, your turn. What are you grateful for today?
Well that was unexpected. And how timely that this nomination comes on the exact date when 12 months ago I nervously entered the Ferry Road Studios ready to record my album (blogs on that one coming up very soon).
To everyone who has bought, played, recommended and loved ‘As Night Falls’ - thank you. What an achievement. Just to be nominated with so many other incredible artists (the majority of whose music I adore!) is a complete joy. We all find out the results next Wednesday. I bought my first bottle of Moet to crack open on the day. If I win, it’ll taste beautiful. If I don’t, I’ve still been nominated and it’ll STILL taste sweet! What a delicious ride :)