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I do love photographs

I have always loved photography. Some of my earliest memories revolve around hours spent studying the photographs tucked away in that big press in my sitting room. Pictures I featured in, pictures taken when I was just a twinkle in my fathers eye; it didn’t matter to me. Moments captured on film were just magical to me. They gave me an insight into things words never would have. Who knows; maybe that’s where I also developed my keen interest in fashion too; looking at the outfits that were so shockingly different to those I saw around me on a daily basis provided widened my eyes and whirled thoughts in my brain.
The thought of the pictures to come often crossed my mind. What would life look like when I would be in the photographs wearing radically different clothes? What kind of picture would they paint of MY life? Would people who were in my life then

be in my pictures for years and fashion changes to come? Which new characters would enter the frame? Finding pictures of my parents taken in a photo booth early in their relationship, I wondered; who would be the man in t

he photo booth with me? Continue reading


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Having a Great ‘Oul Recessionary Time

To any loyal readers I apologise for my absence these past two weeks. I took my Christmas Holidays J

Having watched “Things that went boom in the bust”, Marty Whelan’s show about what’s thriving in the recession I feel inspired to write about it. After all with the new year it’s always good to reflect on what’s going on in the country at the moment.

The programme refelcted the fact that in times of recession; people go back to the simple joys in life. The top ten things booming in the recession are:

  • Custard, jelly. Sweeties, etc.
  • Lingerie
  • Fast Food
  • Cosmetics
  • DIY (everything, not just hammers and all that)
  • Gold
  • eBay
  • Chocolate
  • Scrabble (and other board games)
  • Soup Continue reading

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“Enjoy your school days, they’re the best years of your life”

What is it with teachers and having chips on their shoulders? I know I begin with a big statement and, as always, I do not mean this as a broad sweeping statement applying to all in the field. Quite the opposite, I have had some very good experiences with teachers, some I even idolised; but it seems to me from some of my not so good experiences and from listening to the experiences of others that a high percentage of teachers seem to have some sort of chip on their shoulder that they then take out on students. Continue reading


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