Archive for January, 2009

and another one…

January 29th, 2009 No comments

John Martyn has died today. His music has been very important in my life and on my lists.


An unfortunate choice?

January 26th, 2009 2 comments
Papier mache pigs.

Papier mâché pigs.

This year we only sent Christmas presents to neices and nephews. I bought some plain papier mâché money boxes at the art shop and decorated them. I had thought they would be a good recession-aware gift. It was unfortunate then, that at the same time as the Irish pork scare, our neices and nephews in the UK were receiving their Irish pig presents!

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Tony Hart RIP

January 20th, 2009 1 comment

The wonderful Tony Hart has died. He was such an inspiration when I was a child and a big part of the reason I studied Art & Design.

He was however also the source of one of my biggest childhood disappointments. My picture of ‘Sunset with Birds’ (executed in felt tips) was never chosen for the Vision On Gallery. I was so confident that it would be shown that I suspected foul play when it wasn’t. First I blamed the Post Office, then the BBC.

It seems that I’ve reached the age when this type of thing will be happening more and more frequently. Oliver Postgate, another big part of my childhood died in December.


Doom & gloom

January 14th, 2009 4 comments

I can’t really say it, not being born and brought up here but The Sexy Pedestrian has a point and expresses it better than I ever could.

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Happy 2009

January 13th, 2009 No comments

Let’s hope the year will be a great one for all of us.
We’ve had to change blog software and it’s taken an age to transfer everything. Unfortunately, we can’t transfer the comments and although I could do it manually, I don’t think I will. It would feel too much like ‘faking it’.