Getting ink

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The past 15 years or so have seen quite an unusual demographic phenomenon: the rapid expansion of tattooing outside its traditional male working-class niche. I don’t think anyone knows why. But it has… Continue reading

Perambulation

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It’s a truism about eccentricity that eccentrics don’t perceive themselves as such. And conversely, anyone who actively claims to be eccentric is merely putting on airs. I have no idea if Clare and… Continue reading

Accord

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OK, this is a bit of a contrived image – a pastiche of the kind of grainy monochrome pictures you see in photojournalism pieces on people who’ve returned to their villages in the… Continue reading

Exeter memories

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One of the good things about working freelance (in web design, but I won’t bore you with that) is the greater scope for taking the occasional time out if work is slack and/or… Continue reading

In the heart of England

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On Saturday, Clare (my wife) and I visited Salisbury for the day. The direct train route between Exeter and Salisbury, two ancient cathedral cities, takes about two hours, and passes through the rural… Continue reading

The forty-fifth writer on the blog is..

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The forty-fifth writer on the blog is Ray Girvan. ……….SOS from Varun – “Does anyone know anyone who can contribute to the Blog next week?” I have a think and decide I don’t, but… Continue reading

Vie hebdomadaires on hiatus this week

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We are now in the final 8 writers on the blog and it seems like our potential writer for this week had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. I think it might be… Continue reading

A Smile In The Rain

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It’s may last post… and truth is, I haven’t had time to share half the things I wanted to. I’ve shared some of my thoughts and my art and I’ve briefly summarized bits… Continue reading

The Art of Being Homesick

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I do apologize for not being with you yesterday, but there was a lot to do, and a lot on my mind. Let me share some of it with you. As I think… Continue reading

Art & Mykonos

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There is something about the light in Mykonos… it’s a beautiful Greek island located right in the center of the Cycladic islands. I won’t go into detail in describing it, because it will… Continue reading