About Me

I am Annie, a.k.a. Cana. U2 fan. Animal lover. Night owl. Heavy dreamer. Hopeless nostalgic. Aro ace. Cryptic crossword queen. Harbinger of failure. Luddite. Telepath. Falsettoholic.

I live in Poole, Dorset on the beautiful south coast of England. I love going for scenic walks and take far too many photographs.

My favourite U2 albums are Achtung Baby, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, Songs Of Innocence and Zooropa. My favourite song is Lemon.

I've been to twelve U2 shows since becoming a fan in June 1999:
ELEVATION TOUR – London, Earls Court Arena, 22/08/01
VERTIGO TOUR – London, Twickenham Stadium, 18/06/05 and 19/06/05
U2 360° TOUR – London, Wembley Stadium, 14/08/09 and 15/08/09
U2 360° TOUR – Paris, Stade de France, 18/09/10
INNOCENCE + EXPERIENCE TOUR – London, O2 Arena, 29/10/15 and 30/10/15
THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017 – London, Twickenham Stadium, 08/07/17 and 09/07/17
EXPERIENCE + INNOCENCE TOUR – London, O2 Arena, 23/10/18 and 24/10/18.

I enjoy all kinds of rock, pop and dance music – mostly older stuff. Artists I like include Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Alan Parsons Project, Delays, Keane, Alanis Morissette, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Dire Straits, Crowded House, Del Amitri, The Lightning Seeds, The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Pet Shop Boys, Garbage, The Police, Kula Shaker, Single Gun Theory, The Waterboys, Duke Special, The Real Tuesday Weld... too many more to list!

My favourite authors are Salman Rushdie and J.R.R. Tolkien. My favourite books are U2 At The End Of The World by Bill Flanagan and I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan. Anything with a playful satanic flavour is right up my street... I always did find the bad guys to be the best characters.

I have been known to write songs, poetry and fanfic, though I do not claim to be any good at it!
Sometimes I make fan videos too.

Current TV shows I watch: The Rings Of Power, Doctor Who, Long Lost Family, Pointless, The Hit List, A Question Of Sport, QI, The Last Leg, Have I Got News For You, any wildlife / animal programmes (I particularly love The Supervet), various sporting events.
Older favourites include Knightmare (best show ever!), The Girl From Tomorrow, Mork & Mindy, The Outer Limits, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Father Ted, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Frasier, Friends, The Fast Show, Red Dwarf, Harry Hill, TFI Friday, Shooting Stars, Maid Marian And Her Merry Men, Stoppit & Tidyup, The Trap Door, Interceptor, The Crystal Maze, James May's Toy Stories, James May's Man Lab, Robin Hood, Merlin, The Musketeers, Life On Mars / Ashes To Ashes, The 10th Kingdom, Due South, Ally McBeal and Star Trek (especially The Next Generation).

My all-time favourite movies include Quills, The Matrix, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: The Voyage Home, Back To The Future, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Watership Down, Flight Of The Navigator and The Lord Of The Rings (both the Ralph Bakshi and Peter Jackson versions). I like a variety of genres, but I'm much more likely to watch a sci-fi or action film than a chick flick.

My favourite things include sleeping, singing, Christmas, the colour purple, snow, the smell of seaweed, the soothing rhythm of a train, the feel of satin, quizzes, Haribo Starmix, parsnips, flat Cherry Coke, anything blueberry flavoured, profiteroles and butterscotch sundaes.

Some would say I have an odd sense of humour. Many would say I'm just odd...

You can email me if you like – I'm always glad to hear from people who enjoy the same things as me. But if you give it a vague subject line such as "Hi" or "Your website", I may assume it's spam and just delete it, so please be sure to mention something specific!

My little corner of the web is currently home to...

MacPhisto Centre Stage He's the Last Rock Star. He's the Devil. I love him a hell of a lot.
U2 Massive Heeds From ZooTV to TFI and beyond: how four giant fibreglass heads achieved world domination.
The Vertigo of Bliss Fond memories of the ultimate U2 concert experience. These are the moments that make life worth living...
Total Knightmare CGI, ITV, the miracle of chromakey... welcome to my childhood. :)

More to come!