Archive for October, 2016

Noel Coward’s assertion that the county I call home is “very flat” is a little unfair (locals would suggest that ‘undulating’ is a more accurate description). However if you study the maps where Norfolk heads towards Lincolnshire it is reasonable to say that contour lines are an infrequent occurrence . Sadly as a result of this the flatlands never seem to get […]


Continuing on the Agatha Christie theme. Whilst we were away a new set of Christie themed stamps arrived from the Royal Mail, celebrating the centenary of the writing of her first detective story, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. As well as being beautifully illustrated and designed (by Neil Webb and Jim Sutherland of Studio Sutherl&), the stamps […]


A week ago today Mrs Weir and I (along with a more senior interloper) had just returned from a break in the South West, to be specific the handsome South Devon town of Dartmouth. Unlike our last trip to the area we remained free of any driving based trauma as most of our journeys during the […]


Print To The People is “an artist led, social enterprise dedicated to the production and promotion of traditional printmaking processes, established in 2009” and based in the fine city of Norwich. I’ve been aware of what they do for a while now, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I got to finally have a look at […]


Pole To Pole

06Oct16

In the most recent edition of Daniel Benneworth-Gray’s weekly newsletter (which I’d recommend you subscribe to if you’re not already a reader), he says that “If you have ears, you’ll love the North V South podcast, in which Jonathan Elliman and Rob Turpin talk about design and news and pies.” As it so happens I do indeed have ears and […]