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Have you seen Tim Cockburn? This is a work of his, titled ‘Home’. There is not much I want to say about ‘Home’. One picture, two scenes. Or one scene, two pictures. Joining and adjoining anyway. Both together reveal the story. Without the other, ‘anyone’s guess’? Will he get to sleep with her or be … Continue reading

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They might be giants. Yes they might. This is a relatively obscure way to start a post – and am I quoting the US band They Might Be Giants who began life in 1982 and are still extant and still, beyond rock-music aficionados, obscure. Though in the Top Trumps of obscure bands with giants in … Continue reading

Sha la la la la

Sha la la la la

Baby. It’s. You. Baby. It’s You. Baby it’s. You. Baby It’s You – however you want to punctuate this line this is a song of the purest of pure romantic love songs Pure romance. Pure reasonable obsession. Much of pop music is about ‘you’, the otherwise lesser referred second-person of the made up fiction world. … Continue reading

A Sculpture

A Sculpture

This above sculpture may or may not be particularly noteworthy to you. But the location may be. It is for me. For it is situated on a traffic roundabout, and not even a particularly busy traffic roundabout rather one that is mostly passed by shoppers on their way to and from a grocery supermarket, or … Continue reading

Cristian Grossi – 150,000 results and counting…

Cristian Grossi – 150,000 results and counting…

I seem to be blogging about illustrators of late and this post is about another one, Cristian Grossi. His works came to my attention back in June via another WordPress blog Chicquero and a post titled Insect mood. Some of the images were mildly animated (as it were) and I was not sure what I made … Continue reading

Him & Her – The Sleepover

Him & Her – The Sleepover

Him & Her is back on BBC 3. And fans of this bedsit comedy will be glad to hear that very little has changed, indeed almost certainly nothing has changed. Imagine The Royle Family if Craig Cash’s Dave Best and Caroline Aherne’s Denise Best had left the Royle family home to set up in their … Continue reading

Would I Lie To You? – telling the facts from the fiction

Would I Lie To You? – telling the facts from the fiction

Look closely into my eyes, Larry David Style if you please. And watch my lips. In this review there will be no word of a lie. Trust me! Would I Lie To You? is one of those TV comedy shows that arrives on our screens without fanfare and will as likely leave them without fanfare … Continue reading

Who Do You Think You Are? – Emilia Fox

Who Do You Think You Are? – Emilia Fox

Who Does Emilia Fox Think She Is? – so asks the fifth episode of the eighth series of the BBC celebrity genealogy program Who Do You Think You Are? Emilia Fox is best known to British television viewers for her role of hard-working brooding forensic pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander in Silent Witness filling the equally … Continue reading

Chickens – Uncowardly Comedy

Chickens – Uncowardly Comedy

Channel 4’s Comedy Showcase returned for its third year Friday night September 2 with Chickens. Channel 4’s Comedy Showcase is for new British comedy – a kind of piloting in which one presumes a good mixture of audience numbers and critical reception results in a whole series being commissioned. This was the successful fate for … Continue reading

Four Rooms – Deal or No Deal? – Deal!

Four Rooms – Deal or No Deal? – Deal!

Four Rooms the new Channel 4 show in which members of the British public chance their valued – and they hope valuable – goods with four professional dealers. A sexed up Antiques Roadshow (unless you had a soft spot for Michael Aspel and now Fiona Bruce!) – where there is no pretense here that the … Continue reading

Scott and Bailey – the latest DC’s on the TV beat

Scott and Bailey – the latest DC’s on the TV beat

Scott and Bailey is a new Manchester based detective drama from Manchester based Red Production Company whose first episode (of six) broadcast on ITV Sunday May 29th. A new detective drama or yet another detective drama or just how many detective dramas do we need? Like hospital dramas and cooking shows there is an endless … Continue reading

Growing Art

Originally posted on sturdyblog:
Today, I was reminded of the work of Jason deCaires Taylor, which I find deeply touching. He makes sculptures – really quite beautiful, technically accomplished and thought-provoking – which he then plunges into the sea and plants with living coral. He allows the work to grow and photographs it. The results…

Dear Bee …

Originally posted on Nature's Place:
All of a sudden it went from hot to cold and you were caught out in the rain, needing heat to fly, weighed down by water. Lucky there was a flower to land on and wait out the weather. When I saw you the rain had been falling for…

Bee-haviour

Originally posted on Nature's Place:
Sealing the entrance – When all else is done. A little pollen might help – Sure won’t harm. Feasting Bee – Unseen injury. Wasp – Robbing the life of a bee – What they do. Young one – The healthy often turn to see whence they come – Reflection?…