Issuu looks great but I understand that documents placed on the site aren’t always visible to i-pad and i-phone users… what a pain in the @%}!
Never fear. I’ve uploaded each page in the article as a photo. I did it like this when I did the interview with Rachel Grant and Paine Proffitt a few months ago. So dear i-pad users (and everyone else) you can now scroll each page in this post, rather than go to the issuu site. The only thing is, I don’t think you will be able to open any embedded website links…. you will have to type them yourself! Sorry about that, but it seems in this modern age you can’t have everything after all
Anyway, grab a cuppa, put your feet up and have a read. Hope you like it !
Have you noticed that we are in the 21st century?
Did the clocks really go forward this morning?
It would be more believable to think that digital clocks are a silly fancy of the future and that the fingers of your retro alarm clock spun further and further back in time as you slept soundly in your patchwork and crocheted blankets.
Across the country we’ve spent several summers reliving a childhood that never happened.
Whilst the lucky parents of today who have some spare euros to spend are bedecking their pretty little children in fashionable French clothes and buying them retro wooden toys, enjoying a spot of glamping and organising tea parties and picnics. The rest of us are reminiscing about trinkets and toys we used up play with. We’ve all been remembering those long school holidays washed in summer sunshine, reading Ladybird books and having adventures in Famous Five style hideaways and climbing the Magic Faraway Tree.
We’ve been reviving homespun crafts, drinking tea in china cups and displaying vintage cake stands full of pretty cup cakes – all thanks to the British bunting brigade we are living in the past.
If truth be told, we are probably indulging ourselves in pure escapism, anything to ignore the present! Back to the days when we didn’t have two pennies to rub together. Sounds familiar, but we’re only pretending.
On the positive side, our desire for vintage is reviving the marketplace, we’ve turned our backs on mass consumerism (a little bit) People are making things happen and the community vibe of volunteering and make do and mend is getting us through the doldrums.
So all is well and good in our creative worlds, we feel like we are sticking it to the man and doing it for ourselves. Great ! But let’s think of fresh new ideas too, let’s stop living in the past – celebrate the here and now by creating memories for the future that speak of 2012 not 1952.