Tag Archives: christmas

Shop Local! Podcast Global!

C&A, BHS, Saxone, Dasco.. all gone Today Beale’s and Boswell’s face closure. Oxford’s oldest independent department store will be no more.. I had a lovely morning in their hand made chocolate department and wandered up to write this short poem .. Staff like friends Play let’s pretend As plastic soldiers Guard the stairs In a […]
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Walk that walk. Crazy nothing.

My friend is like that.   She is very stubborn.  She will not back down even if we are walking around in loops.  That is why I invented this walking tour.  You plug in your phone.  However many you are and you get on with your life. You see all there is to see. You don’t […]
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Party Speakers

Outsized heads stand up as characters. Gender fluid perceptions result from the clean outlines of features of Nicolas Party’s work. Inspired by Japanese Noh masks and Egyptian Sarcophagi the faces project a bold expression. The eyes are open and seemingly absorb the room in this exhibition of ‘Speakers’.   The former graffiti artist Nicolas Party […]
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Perfect Theatre of Pantomime

  Winter Solstice in the UK today has arrived along with lots of blue sky.  The Christmas Markets nearby are more fun with the milder weather so it is great to spend time gazing at the craft stalls and carousels.     I spent the night in a medieval Estate house, now a hotel, and got […]
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Countdown to Christmas for Canines

  Winter knocked on the door of the tall house.   In the forest all was lost except the tiny puppy. The starving dog found a home in the old kennel left by an owner who had moved after the land was sold by the Duke.   The hunting dogs at the Palace were prepared […]
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