Fingers crossed….

Fallen Tree, courtesy Mark Hillary

Fallen Tree, courtesy Mark Hillary

Another hiccup for my New Year blogging plan as a tree fells the ‘phone line, cutting off us, our neighbours and local businesses.

16 days later it’s finally all been reconnected and it’s (hopefully) onwards and forwards once more.  See you with a new post soon!

Photo courtesy of Mark Hillary under Flickr Creative Commons


Art Review: Pop Art Design

The Pop Art exhibition at the Barbican Centre is a compelling review of this influential art movement and presents the dynamic shift in the relationship between art and design which took place in the 1950s and 60s.

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Happy New Year!

2014Here’s wishing everyone a peaceful, happy, prosperous and wishes-fulfilled 2014!

2013 in review

My thanks to everyone who viewed and/or commented on my blog in 2013 to achieve these stats — and every good wish for the year ahead!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Film Review: Kill Your Darlings

KYD‘Kill Your Darlings’ is one of a series of recent films about the writers of the Beat Generation and focuses on an event considered by many critics to be the Beats’ darkest moment: the murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr.

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This lady’s not for turning……

Market © Barbara Hopkins

Market © Barbara Hopkins

A couple of years ago I posted a piece here about being a vegetarian and the assorted reactions I receive to this clearly rather outstanding confession (including the dearth of light bulb moments).  With the topic due for an update, a great article by Maja Dezulovic has spurred me to move the topic to the top of my blog post plan.

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NT Live – Loving The Theatre

The fantastic National Theatre ‘Live’ initiative in which performances from the National Theatre complex on London’s South Bank are screened live to cinemas across the UK on a designated day now includes the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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