Emil Nolde, Young Couple (1913), lithograph
This image is simultaneously repulsive and alluring. That’s a mean trick in my book.
Hispano Olivetti Pluma 22 portable typewriter
I’ve been in Barcelona over the last week and I saw a version of this delectable typewriter in a shop-window. Its keyboard is suited to Spanish diacritics, which makes it very useful to the Spanish-typing market, but I’m enjoying the way the keys seem to float away from their curvy berth.
My Mam was at the grand opening of Billingham Forum, my local leisure centre when I was growing up. It contains an ice-rink as well as a swimming pool and all the usual facilities such as squash courts and football pitches. I used to do karate there…
Unusually, it also contains an adjoining theatre where I once sang in a choir (Oliver!). I could say more, but this film says it all.
Thanks to Simon Sinclair (@sinky72) for the link.