Monday, September 7, 2009



The grey sea and the long black land;
And the yellow half moon large & low;
And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench it's speed I' the slushy sand.


Then a mile of warm sea scented beach;
Three fields to cross till a farm appears;
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, thro' its joys and fears
Than the two hearts beating each to each!

- Robert Browning

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Inspirational women - Lily Cole 1988

About time we paid tribute to a younger woman - Lily Cole the young English model with the flaming red hair and baby doll face who can look like a pre-raphaelite godess. In a sea of beautiful women gracing high fashion magazines she stands out - her face being emblazoned upon the mind long after the magazine is closed. You can sense there is "something more" - that Lily is not just a pretty face. She has remained committed to her ongoing education and is a student of Cambridge University, she is also a fierce defender of environmental causes. And then there is the budding film career - next to be seen in the much anticipated Terry Gilliam film "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus." Currently enjoying seeing her in the new Rimmel adds (nice change from Kate Moss).