Spring was definitely blooming in Britain last week until Siberia sent it’s biting wind and snow, winter’s last hissy fit. “It’s a punishment for all the people who wore shorts and sandals last week,” said Panos. Even just a quick splash of blue skies and crocuses is enough to get my jolly on. Love the colour and the sunshine!
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Blue Skies and Crocuses
If you follow this blog, you probably do it wearing sunglasses. I’d put them on now, if I were you…
Emerging from the Tube station, the first big surprise is that the street is real. When Eddy Grant sang ‘We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue,’ he was referring to the Brixton riots of 1981. I was only 14 years old, and although I watched Britain burning on the television, I later failed to make a connection with the song, or the widespread hatred for Continue reading
Aurora Borealis Sandwich
‘It’s insane,’ said a friend of mine after watching Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy.
That’s the ultimate accolade for a show which has been described as biting into an aurora borealis sandwich. Known for the phenomenally successful Mighty Boosh, Fielding has created a colourful world of bizarre characters in psychedelic settings which boggle the mind. It’s a kaleidoscope of lysergic humour, which takes in Sgt.Pepper, the most dazzling extremes of glam rock and more than a large dollop of The Banana Splits. Remember them? Andy Warhol features as Noel’s cleaner, with a voice like Stephen Hawking and a laugh that comes as tickets. It’s a hugely entertaining visual wonderland, with artistic and cultural splashes on a canvas of indefinable humour.
It’s about to end it’s first run, so grab the final episode on Thursday 8 March on Channel Four (UK, sorry about that – emigrate) or watch the series on 4 OD but hurry because the episodes are expiring in order.
While we wait for poor UK Primo Daisy Cameron to chew over a decision on exactly how much daylight the British are allowed in winter, we shiver in the dark, necking Vitamin D and trying to remember the Basic Rules of Tactical Voting. While Daisy dithers, you may need some colour and light in your life! Here are some random images which I took on my travels, focusing on colour and texture.
I love the way these glass bottles overlap, inventing new shapes and colours between them in the Castro, San Francisco.
A beautiful Greek summer, with hot reds and pinks on the balcony.
There’s something about crude fiberglass mouldings that says you’re at the seaside.