Monthly Archives: September 2011

Please vote for Nicola & ShelterBox

Friend and ShelterBox colleague, Nicola Jones has been nominated for the Humanitarian Hero Award at Aidex 2011 for her longterm work in Haiti with Shelterbox. Nicola spent 16 months responding to the HaitiĀ earthquake of February 2010, beginning in the Dominican … Continue reading

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ROTW – The Undertones – You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It)

Was 1979 pop music’s finest year? There was so much great stuff released this year and here’s a classic example. Fergal Sharkey looks like he’s straight from teaching a geography class, backed by a few Bay City Roller fans! The … Continue reading

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Taking rhino horn products “may cause cancer”

Being World Rhino Day I thought I’d share an interesting piece from “Science Today”: “New research from the “California Institute of Chinese Medicine” has shown a link between the use of rhino horn products, long thought to be an aphrodisiac … Continue reading

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ROTW – PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

A deserved second Mercury Award for Polly Jean, I got this album from Dan for our wedding anniversary on beautiful shiny vinyl. Miss Harvey’s best work since “Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea”, is compelling stuff. For fans … Continue reading

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Street Art in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane is Melbourne’s home of “legal” graffiti and rich source of street art for collectors like myself. Pretty much every square inch of brickwork is covered with spray paint, stencils, stickers and decals, even the bins, empty crates and … Continue reading

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