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A few of us stayed on after TINA was over. I got to experience Newcastle post-festival, and I still loved it. I think it’s a great place to be creative, and healthy too, with so much natural beauty just a walk away. We sang and played guitar, (I woke up at 5.30 am one morning, and sang to the ocean!), drew pictures and ate food made by friends. After playing Ben’s superb guitars, I realize how sub-optimal the sound is on mine. I will get a sublime-sounding one, to go with my new singing mojo.

The last picture is a drawing Seb and I did together for the Disco Palace housemates, who are the best for hosting us, and gracing us with their awesome presence.

 

I have a lot beautiful pictures and memories from the past week, I’ll have to split them up into a few posts. I hung out with so many gorgeous people, and had some great conversations. I enjoyed a couple of writing panels, but felt pretty disappointed that there were fewer art/drawing things this time around. Maybe next year, I’ll work to organize some kind of workshop that I’d like to attend myself.

Another thing of note, is how strong coffee in Newcastle is! Potent and delicious. It complements the fresh, salty air from the ocean.