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21Mar
What Turns Up On The Writing Retreat Library Shelves? The Approach To Latin My Life In Objects No 23
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It’s funny what turns up on the library shelves in the writing retreat. I am about to invest in a Kindle and I wonder whether that will spell the end of me buying books as objects. There’s a part of…
14Mar
No 16 Earrings My Life In Objects
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How a chance encounter on a street corner changed my ears With my background one might have imagined pierced ears would have been traditional from an early age, but no, I wasn’t one of those grammar school ‘gels’ who walked…
14Mar
No 3 My Record Collection My Life In Objects
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A blog is only a start in evaluating the importance of music in my life I am in the cheating mood and my music collection is an object, let’s split hairs and say it’s a collective noun, so it’s in the singular.…
14Mar
No 14 Pestle and Mortar My Life In Objects
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Why would anyone be crazy enough to collect pestle and mortars? Throughout my life I have been through a number of collecting phases which span varied subject matter, hmnn, let me see: I used to collect stones from the garden…
14Mar
No 45 A Book Of Days My Life In Objects
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How a fear of death promoted a visual celebration of life The Chambers’ Book Of Days by Robert Chambers (1802-1871) is an interesting volume. It consists of matters connected to the church calendar which would have punctuated the year and…
14Mar
No 36 A Rupert Annual 1936 My Life In Objects
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How a battered book began my love affair with the written word We lived in a house opposite a paper mill. Much to my chagrin we were one of the first houses in the row which did not have a…
14Mar
No 42 A Pair of Leather Trousers My Life In Objects
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Why do leather trousers never cease to be fashionable? Is it just a case of sex, drugs and rock n roll or is it piety, Horlicks and a bit of hymn singing? Leather trousers have a specific cachet; they still…
14Mar
No 38 Basmati Rice My Life in Objects
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How a touch of the exotic reached South London in 1970 I grew up in a household that enjoyed cooking and eating Fejoada, a Brazilian dish of pigs’ trotters, tails, chuck steak and black beans. Everyone would look forward to this…
14Mar
No 24 Male Nude My Life In Objects
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How this drawing needs to be well hung as it were I have a charcoal drawing which has caused considerable consternation over the years and when I bought it, the person with whom I was living said, ‘This cannot hang in…