After my flatmate's birthday night out mentioned in the last post, I ran the girls back home and then Me, Katrina, Gary and Zoe stopped by a local old abandoned hospital village, Bangour, to go for a long stroll (and for Katrina and Zoe to walk off their hangovers!) It was really the most surreal thing, and a very spooky experience so I thought it would be appropriate to share the pictures just in time for halloween. I've called this post Silent Hill because that is really what it reminded me of. 960 acres of land and 4 miles of roads - All the old buildings, bus stops, signs etc are still intact. Curtains still hanging in some of the windows, and the creepy overgrown environment around it makes it feel like the people who lived here literally just got up in left.
It was kinda beautiful in a really strange way. You need to actually walk around the village to grasp the size of it, along with all the different wards, a church, shops, the actual hospital buildings with separate out houses, and then all the accomodation for the staff who would have lived and worked there. Katrina said the non listed buildings are getting knocked down over the next couple of years to make way for a Muslim University, but this place is seriously so amazing I don't know why certain parts haven't been restored or used for more movies! It does have such a strong atmosphere about it, and even with 24 hour security in the grounds I don't think you could pay me to walk about this place at night... Most certainly not! It was really something else though.
On a slightly happier note (and the last time I'll bang on about it) my tattoo and touch up on my swallows are all healed:
Red in the chests and tail ends touched up (had faded so much if you look back on old pictures) and also a last minute decision in the chair to add some yellow to the wings. Think it makes a nice difference, I really like it :)
My new wee pride and joy! Maybe not everyone's cup of tea (excuse the awful pun) but I am so happy with how it turned out, Stephen did a great job and without a doubt I know I'll be getting him to do my next ones too. Just need to wait for that damn money tree to grow a bit taller. I'm really enjoying being back into the swing of work again after my time off, and have some nice wee jobs lined up which should hopefully boost my CV even more, so fingers crossed that continues.
Tonight I'm going out with a few friends for halloween dressed as Princess Peach - I've worn it before but only to my house party so I figured there's still more use to be gotten out of her yet! My friends little cousin gave me a lone of his Mario teddy to take out with me, so now that my date for the evening is sorted I just need to get some pretty knee high socks and sparkly shoes and I'm sorted. I've been getting more regular use of my tumblr in between my more lengthy blogger posts, so be sure to pop over and join me if you're on tumblr too. Tomorrow I'm going to Biggar to see Luisa'a wedding venue, and doing a bit of pumpkin carving in the evening (thinking Jack Skellington but we'll see) So have a happy halloween whatever you're upto!