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June 2011


Squirrels- are they vandals or do they farm?

Observing, with anger, the damage that squirrels do to trees – I suddenly had the notion that perhaps they are farming!  Are they in fact very clever and not stupid after all?  If so you have to admire their survival techniques.

Plus size luxury

Plus size – the debate

Franka Sozzani, Editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue, recently showed naturally formed girls on the front cover of Vogue Italia.  When I say naturally formed – I mean round and feminine women who are showing the shape in which we are made rather than the prepubescent shape that models seem to be these days.  What a refreshing change to be able to relate to these lovely shapely women rather than fall into a pit of despair that you can never become like the children who are so frequently used to model clothes that we, the older and rounder specimens, might otherwise aspire to wear.





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Conceptual Art

Conceptual Art

In order to better understand the meaning of conceptual art I did a bit of research and I still cannot get my head around the idea that a pickled shark can be worth the £50K price tag that was the first price to Damien Hirst when originally commissioned by Charles Saatchi in 1991. In 2004 it was sold for £6.5m – 2006 the shark started to rot, changed shape (now the idea is positively sinister) and the formaldehyde, in which it was suspended, became seriously cloudy. The solution to this problem was that the whole installation had to be remade with new materials and still considered, can you believe it, to be worth £6.5million. I just don’t get it – a bit like the broom that the road sweeper has been using for 20 years – it has had several new handles and a few new heads, but he still declares that it is the same broom.