Life begins at 60?
Since I retired I have become a writer, flower arranger,judge for Yorkshire in Bloom assisted in and presented on a local radio station, volunteer on an allotment for adults with disabilities and help to run a social enterprise with profits going to mental health charities etc etc
I live in West Yorkshire and spend much of the summer at the Yorkshire coast.
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The Vanity of Small Differences
I was attendng the AGM of Yorkshire in Bloom at Temple Newsam, I took advantage
of visiting the Grayson Perry exhibition while I was there.I am so glad I did.
exhibition, The Vanity of Small
Differences, depicts Perry’s thoughts on taste and class in six incredibly detailed
tapestries. These were created from the findings of his Chanel 4 documentary All
in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry when he visited different social
groups in Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and the Cotswolds.
Just as Hogarth told the
story of the Tom Rakewell in A Rake’s
Progress, the tapestries tell the story of the upwardly mobile Tim.I could have spent hours in front of each
tapestry, so intricate were the works, new features kept becoming apparent as
did snatches of text.If you get the
opportunity, do go and see these pieces to which the camera cannot do justice.
The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal
Here you can see the Guardian newspaper in which the organic vegetables were wrapped, the cafetiere, which Perry calls the middle class icon, along with the Aga and the Penguin mugs.