Monthly Archive: May 2010

Digital Distortion

Posted on May 31, 2010

The first time I saw Twiggy's advertisement for Olay in a magazine I gasped at the ageing face staring back at me.  I quickly did a double take. Yes, I really could see fine crease lines around her lips, wrinkles at the corner of her eyes and.. >>> more

The Village: Not So Pretty In Pink

Posted on May 31, 2010

What’s the topic du jour? The Tory – Lib Dem alliance, the £6 billion cost savings, the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud or the BP oil spillage? None of these if you live in Thaxted. Here it’s the colour of the windows of the Indian restaurant which are.. >>> more

Naked in Barcelona

Posted on May 25, 2010

I was sitting in a bustling roadside cafe in Barcelona last weekend eating lunch when a naked man walked past. I almost choked on my salmon a la plancha.
He was striding purposefully down the busy street, oblivious to the finger pointing and the.. >>> more

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