Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Tuesday 29 April 2008

Plus ça change (2)

Signs of the times?

Yesterday, on the way to work, I saw an art-studenty young woman with a bag made out of a souvenir tea-towel with bamboo sticks to hold the shape and a shoulder-strap; and when I opened the paper, there was a long piece about how to make your own clothes (for women) - apparently Youtube is full of instructional videos.

It's reminiscent of my postwar childhood: sweaters made of wool unravelled from old ones, cut-down hand-me-downs and so on (I'm not complaining). I thought I was going to be the last person in this country to turn a shirt collar - apparently not.

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