It’s that time again , the Azaleas are coming into bloom, in the world of Golf that can only mean one thing – the US Masters is imminent. In Golf terms Rory McIlroy’s season starts and finishes in April at the US Masters and will continue to until he finally manages to win a green jacket. Ever since McIlroy’s meltdown in 2011 when he blew a four shot lead going into the final 18 holes, the pressure has been building year on year to complete the set of career majors. After Rory won the British Open in 2014 the Masters became the final piece of silver ware he needed to join the elite group of only six golfers to have won all four major titles, the other 2 being the US Open and USPGA which he won in 2011 , 2012 and 2014. His form going into April has been promising , having posted some good finishes of late this year. McIlroy would also get the job done before his 30th birthday in May.
born November 4, 1946 – died March 9, 1989 On March 9 1989 I arrived at work in the London studio where I was an assistant to an advertising photographer and my boss walked in and announced Robert Mapplethorpe had died. Mapplethorpe was one of the most talked about photographer /artist/ image creators of his generation and his photography prints were achieving record amounts in the New York sale rooms. There was no internet in 1989, so news travelled slowly through people who worked in the business and news stories in London about him were rare and so one hung on to every last word you heard. He was an inspiration to me and so when I travelled to New York later that year to work on a photo shoot, top of my list was to go check out Bond St to see where his studio had been. My career in photography was just beginning while Mapplethorpe’s life had just ended, cut tragically short by Hiv / Aids at only 42 years. His work divided opinion and caused huge controversy, particularly when his exhibitions came to town. 30 years on from his death I still find his images enduring and […]
The JW Hunt Cup is an annual charity football competition for teams based in the West Midlands area of England.It was started in 1926 and I believe there are pictures of this at Molineux. Albrighton won the JW Hunt Cup in 1965/66 beating Oxley and 1967/68 beating Northicote Old Boys. ( stats from www.simplesite.com/jwhuntcupI’m not sure which year this is from but they have clearly just won the cup and look very happy about it. My Dad the late Keith Harrison ( Charley) is in the front row far right, next to him is Brian Grateley. I don’t know who the other players are but I would be interested to know if anyone recognises anyone. My Dad played for Albrighton for many years in the 1960’s having had a trial for Aston Villa in 1956. These are cherished memories of my Dad and my mother played a big part too , she used to wash the kit for the entire football team, I can still remember it hanging on our washing line in the garden. Photo shows Albrighton United , with my Dad Keith Harrison ( front row -far right)
Craft Beer World is the must-have companion for anyone who appreciates decent beer. The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from Copenhagen to Colorado, Amsterdam to Auckland. With more amazing beers available than ever before, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. That’s where Craft Beer World comes in. Gathering together over 300 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style – whether it’s an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts – along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting edge versions that are certain to become instant favourites. So whether you’re looking for bitter beers or balanced flavours, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included throughout the book are interesting nuggets […]
Stuck for ideas for your special gift this Christmas? John Lewis has the answer- read on Black Friday incites many reactions. Some people love it, some hate it, but one thing’s for sure. It definitely puts the “shopping” in shopping season. So where did this shopping holiday tradition come from? The term “Black Friday”dates back to the 1960s and got its name from the traditional way stores used to track profit. Accounting records were kept by hand and red ink traditionally indicated a loss, while black meant the store had turned a profit, hence the name “Black Friday.” Though the name may have been coined in the 60s, it turns out Black Friday has been an unofficial holiday since as far back as 1924, during the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and has been celebrated by savvy shoppers ever since. So how can Black Friday make your life a little easier when it comes to choosing that ideal gift for a loved one or best friend. Here are a few ideas we have put together for you, so you too can make the most of the holiday festivities without getting too stressed out. Something Special For Her this Christmas. Guys […]
The annual John Lewis retail report explores a year’s worth of shopping data to reveal the tastes of the nation. This year’s report includes new sections such as the five products that defined the year and a chapter dedicated to all things well-being. We hope that in years to come, people will turn to our report for a nostalgic glimpse of the trends that shaped the nation’s shopping habits. Here are just a few highlights which defined the last twelve months.
Original vintage 1981 BERLIN METROPOL “MENSCH MASCHINE” ORIGINAL Real collectors item and hard to find. Poster is in mint condition and has the size 84 cm x 59 cm ( 33 x 23 inch ). Shipping from Germany is FREE incl. tracking and insurance WORLDWIDE. Delivery comes in a very hard cardboard tube from Germany and can take between 10 and 45 days. Paypal and international bank transfer is always welcome. CLICK THE IMAGE TO BUY