Tag Archives: V&A

Saved for the Nation

After a week confined to the house on puppy watching duty, it was with a great sense of freedom I left for work this morning. I wished Mirinda luck and strode off to the station without a care in the … Continue reading

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The blue man

Why is Krishna blue? Have you ever wondered? More importantly, why do I ask? Today at the V&A I found some rather beautiful paintings, hidden away in the South-east Asia gallery. They are all about A4 in size and some … Continue reading

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Two Buddhists and a Hindu

There sure are some crazy gods. And quite a few of them are at the V&A. Here’s three I met today. Let’s start with the Buddhist defender, Mahākāla. The thing with this chap is that he has various guises throughout … Continue reading

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Preventing disaster

Kevin update Today Nick at Work was talking about something and he happened to mention Kevin. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to broach the subject of his disappearance. ME: So, has Kevin gone then? NICK: [Eyes downcast, voice … Continue reading

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Pre-Raphaelite Honeymoon

Richie Benaud died today. He had skin cancer and was 84. Cricket will not be the same without him. He loved the game and was a great ambassador. Australia never lost a series when he was captain and his commentating … Continue reading

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Live long and prosper

Leonard Nimoy died today. The man who made aliens real but very logical, died aged 83, in Los Angeles. From all accounts, he was a lovely man and will be missed. ************************** Not a lot to report from work today. … Continue reading

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Not Samuel Baxter

This week I was going to write about a chap called Samuel Baxter. In 1868 he created a new kind of anchor. He sounded like a pretty cool guy. Except I didn’t find out a whole lot about him. So, … Continue reading

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Civil disobedience

Today, the plan was to enjoy brunch at the Holly Bush. Unfortunately, the Holly Bush had other ideas. They stopped serving food just before we arrived. Plan B ended up with us going to the Frensham Garden Centre and having … Continue reading

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Sex dolls & garbage

We all consume. Food, drink, television, movies, air, strange cults…no one is immune. Actually, if we didn’t consume, we’d be dead. And, given we’re not, I guess that means, we consume. Over-consumption can be a problem. It can lead to … Continue reading

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Sorgheloos

Poor old Sorgheloos. He just loved doing things that he enjoyed but, as we all know, you can have too much of a good thing and pay for it with either gout or penury. And it all started off so … Continue reading

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