Adventures at the New Tate Modern

I expected not to like the New Tate Modern. The ginormous twisted ‘Switch House’ building is 10-floors high, would take a week to get round and there’s only so much modern art a person can take. But it’s fantastic, the new museum is big and beautiful, inside and out. And in a week where thereRead more

Bolivian grandmas playing handball

  Photos: Juan Karita/AP These glorious photos make me want to take up netball, again. Every Wednesday in the city of El Alto Bolivian women meet to play handball. According to NBC News more than 10, 000 seniors take part in this keep fit programme. ‘There are days when my knees hurt from rheumatism, but when IRead more

Maltby Street Market

Rushing around, commuting, blogging: sometimes it’s good to have a holiday in your own city. And so yesterday, a visit to Maltby Street Market . Up until about four years ago, there was a Monmouth Coffee Shop and very little else on Maltby Street. Under the old railway arches just around the corner from London Bridge train stationRead more

Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Happy Holidays…

  This year’s virtual Christmas card to friends, followers and other random folk is a painting courtesy of artist Janey Sharratt. Or New Friend Janey, as I like to call her. I thought it was impossible to make new friends beyond a certain age but the internet and pilates proved me wrong. Aside from allRead more

Fabulous Fashionistas out on DVD

The Fabulous Fashionistas cake Since the screening of the Fabulous Fashionistas film back in September, the show’s subjects have become superstars. They appear in fashion shoots, talk at conferences, receive fan mail from around the world and have cakes dedicated them. To celebrate the launch of the Fabulous Fashionistas DVD this week, I was invited to aRead more