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Chooey Inspiration: Coast – an ode to the British seaside

Posted by Sue Lee on

Chooey Inspiration: Coast – an ode to the British seaside

Last summer's heatwave found me in Anglesey in north Wales, which turned out to be just about the absolute best place to be. Daily trips to the island's many beaches, coves and coastal pathways with their gentle sea breezes provided not just relief from the relentless furnace heat, but also a very picturesque catalogue of photographs, many of which ended up on the Pennychoo Instagram page.     NOTE: To hear the bell on the Penmon Lighthouse, click the image. Other trips later that summer, to The Isle of Wight, Hastings, St Leonards, Bournemouth and Brighton, provided me with yet more photos and I started to think...

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Just My Type...

Posted by Sue Lee on

Just My Type...

There Will Be Fun.... That's the promise of a small exhibition currently running in The British Library, which showcases the popular entertainments of the Victorian era. Well, more specifically, it showcases the handbills, posters and flyers that advertised them, in all their blobby, misregistered typographic and illustrated glory, and therefore very clearly called for a Choo Outing. And so the mammoth trek north was taken, and I eventually emerged above ground like a mole, blinking into unforecast sunshine that shone on the newly gentrified Kings Cross. I duly proceeded to wend my way up Pancras Road, in search of the...

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