Monthly Archives: April 2014

Good Things in Small Packages

(a predictable title coming from someone who barely scrapes 4″11) I probably spent about three quarters of my childhood playing Sims. I’m from a pretty slow-paced village and about as outdoorsy as Beowulf’s Grendel. By the time I got to … Continue reading

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What’s My Name Again?

It’s really hard to stop being mardy. Mardy is a wonderful Derbyshire word which gained slightly wider fame with the Artic Monkeys’ song Mardy Bum. But, if you’re not familiar with it, it can roughly be translated as a state … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal

Sometimes I worry that friendship is like a game of Buckaroo. If I put too much emotional baggage on you, you’ll flip and run away. I mean, you want to see return on your investment right? We had this chat … Continue reading

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Defaced

  Okay, this isn’t about the defacement of Easter by market forces. I was just feeling cheeky, and this is the 2.0 version of me running up to my mum and going “Look what I dreeeeeeew!” You’re standing in front of the Mona Lisa, … Continue reading

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Messy, just not in the YOLO sense

Apologies for the two posts in two days- I will never normally be this keen. But it was 4am and I couldn’t sleep, and this happened: This is Caraveggio’s The Conversion of St Paul. It’s not elegant; there’s a horse’s … Continue reading

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Grass and other Idols

This isn’t just any grass. This is a ground-breaking (excuse the pun) watercolour of grass painted over 500 years ago by Durer (my historical crush par excellence- such a Renaissance stud-muffin). It’s amazing, but totally fantastical. You could never see … Continue reading

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Counting Chickens as Blessings

So today, I got blessed. Like mega-, uber-, super-blessed. Like I would go out on a limb to describe it as a healing miracle (and I would normally err on the side of the ‘English’ understatement with that sort of … Continue reading

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