Max Frey’s Magical Monsters
Max Frey (1874-1944) was a German painter and graphic artist associated with the Symbolism and New Objectivity movements. His work in 1920s and 1930s is particularly inspired by Magic realism.
Five of the world’s weirdest wild dogs
I discovered a nice blog run by a pet shop and pet supplies business called Nature Nook, set up by Alex, Mackenzie and Jason, all young conservationists and animal lovers who decided to follow their passion for helping animals, even during COVID. Good luck to them and their business, check them out!
Godzilla finally gets granted a Japanese citizenship
He seems very thankful, there is a respectful half bow.
Dean (Scotsman) and Nala (wee cat) journey from mainland Europe to Scotland to see Dean’s gran
If you haven’t been following Dean’s cycling journey over the past year on Youtube, you are in for a real treat. Dean and his wee girl Nala are like two peas in a pod. He loves his cat as though it’s his child and it’s very touching. They have journeyed through the Middle East, most of Europe. Now they take the undersea tunnel under the channel to see Dean’s gran in Scotland.
Exquisite Japanese paintings of an enchanted forest by Hirō Isono (1945-2013)
Joe Pera’s charming and soothing ambient comedy
Wholesome, gentle, quietly spoken comedy that is full of everyday inspiration that every person can relate to.
The Story of Narrative: Ways of Knowing
Alliterative/The Endless Knot is an absolutely fascinating YouTube channel about the history of language, etymology and linguistics.
The legend of Mary Anne Campigli who refused to give up her wee house, so a shopping centre grew around it.
Mary Anne Campigli was a little old lady who held out against Melbourne’s Council and developers for twenty years when they wanted to bull-doze her property to make way for a shopping centre. She stayed in her little house until she died in 1991. The Campigli house in Camberwell in Melbourne was a local legend of sorts and a source of fascination for local children.
Spinach and Potato Gozleme recipe by Jamie Lin AKA Gastronomy Gal
Enjoy this recipe for a traditional and satisfying Turkish treat. I am loving the cheese to potato ratio here.
Get cozy and redecorate your balcony during covid
A lot of us are spending more time at home. Here is a brilliant and relaxing blog which shows you how to create a cosy indoor-outdoor space if you have an enclosed balcony or small courtyard. The smiling pup is a nice bonus.
A hair throw-back, with a dozen flapper bobs from the 1920’s if you want a retro look
New Order – Taras Shevchenko. Live in New York, November 1981
Not long after Joy Division’s singer Ian Curtis died, New Order were a band formed out of the ashes of Joy Division’s disintegration, still reeling and finding their identity. This set is exciting, heavy, dark and has a nascent feel of post-punk and electro, I have watched this many times and always come back to it…it has a strange hypnotic and euphoric beauty.