The joys of Paper



Those of you who are following the Crafts Council on Twitter may have linked through already to this short film ‘I dream in Paper’ starring Paloma Faith.

I adore paper as both a creative and practical form.  My idea of heaven is wandering around the top floor of Paperchase in Tottenham Court Road touching and marvelling at the different varieties and textures of paper on offer.  In fact, I think I should have dedicated my life to stationery and paper a long time ago.

And, amazingly, there’s a craft shop here in Tutbury that stocks lots of different kinds of textured and patterned paper.  I’ve already chosen one design for printing out some ‘special spring offers’ for my friend Rowena who’s a self-employed beautician.

I hope there will always be a place for paper and printing. And perhaps we’ll all go back to writing letters one day. Neuroscience blogger Jonah Lehrer said this week in his ‘Are ugly fonts more memorable?‘ blog: ‘it takes a lot of work to decipher handwriting and maybe that’s why we remember handwriting notes a lot better than emails‘.


Brexit is Dead

I will re-post this daily, & as Arron Banks says, "public opinion is like concrete, once it sets you can't shift it".

Please feel free to share the same message & see how much concrete we can produce :).

#RejectBrexit #StopBrexit #BrexitisDead

Brexit means less sovereignty.

▪️A weak pound will allow foreign investors to pick off UK assets.

▪️WTO tariffs will make UK exports uncompetitive.

▪️Foreign corporations able to sue the UK Government.

▪️UK passport will have less power due to diminished freedom of movement.

Everyone needs constantly reminding that after 9 years of a Tory Government:

Child poverty + 50%
Food-bank use + 1,000%
Homelessness + 170%
NHS waiting list + 70%
Police numbers - 20%
Crime + 30%
Local gov funding - 50%
Public sector pay - 15%

Never forget how cruel they are.

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