Grenfell Tower – in memoriam

Nobody could fail to be touched by the human tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London. It’s perhaps too early to point fingers, but an inquest must surely take place to determine if landlord’s profit was placed above resident’s safety. Here’s a simple tribute to those who lost their lives.

Skool days

Sadly, I’ve had to cancel this term at Watercliffe Meadow school due to a brief stay in hospital and the resulting recovery period. I miss my weekly interaction with the students. Here are a few photos from last term to show you what we get up to…

Oh no you didn’t!

intriguing_usJust as I was getting over my dismay over Tuttle’s massively inappropriate re-branding of my “Intriguing Origami” book as “Beginning Origami Kit”, I somehow ended up perusing their official web page for the project, also referred to there as “Beginner Origami Kit“. Here I learn that you can create:

  • “fun and adorable origami projects in a few minutes in this easy origami kit!”

Adorable? Few minutes? These are models aimed at serious folders and some are relatively challenging.

  • A tiny reptilian dinosaur that is actually cute!

Hey – a reptilian dinosaur!

  • Two charming Snails in Love who snuggle

Snuggle? They are getting down and dirty!

  • and much more!

pickleThis ubiquitous phrase is surely past it’s sell-by date…

Tuttle are to be congratulated for producing some magnificent origami books, but clearly, when push comes to shove, the marketing people have the deciding vote and sad to say they clearly have no clue about the actual contents of an origami book (to be fair, they are not alone in this).

I did my best to retain the original title but to no avail. I’m sorry to bite the hand that feeds me and I realise these are “just products”, but my cat Pickle (seen right admiring a Lang design) told my I had to let off steam. Just call me Ed Reardon…..