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Damien Hirst?


Yesterday I attended the Damien Hirst Exhibition at Tate Modern. I took a photo of one of his pieces, which was a large mirror on which Hirst had attached rows of thin glass shelves, on the shelves he had carefully placed little crystal pieces and white pills. My reflection is in the middle ūüôā I think I may have improved the piece. What do you think?




Crime has always fascinated me from an early age. I remember keeping a “death scrapbook” , while other girls my age were keeping pictures of Barbie dolls and ponies I was keeping pictures and newspaper cuttings of murder and death. Jeez , sounds kinda freaky now I’ve written that down, but it’s true….I started out with the death of Elvis and progressed to John Lennon….then on to the Yorkshire Ripper….

I recall watching Fatal Vision on TV and buying the book, I would rush home from work, change into cami¬†top and shorts and head out to the garden sun lounger with my copy of Fatal Vision and read until dinner time…

About 4 years ago I was going through my own personal tragedy and was trying to find something on the net to distract me from my grief when I came across an article on JonBenet Ramsey….I remembered hearing about the crime at the time but it didn’t grab ,me back then, it wasn’t reported as widely here in the UK as it seems to have been in the US.

I started to research more and spent hours trawling through information on the net, this led to the purchase of several books on the subject. It also led me to join an online discussion forum from which I have formed close friendships which I know¬†will remain precious to me for ever…..


There is talk on another forum (which shall remain nameless) that today there will be revealed some “startling new evidence” in this case. This has been promoted as a “tease” and posters have been whipped into “excitement” at the thought, mostly it seems because they are “RDI” ( Ramsey did it) and are convinced the new evidence points towards a parent’s guilt.

For me this leaves a somewhat¬†bad taste in the mouth……since when should we get “excited” about something like this? Yes , it will be interesting if some new information comes to light, but “excited” I hope not. Perhaps there is something of “car crash syndrome” with true life crime, we have to slow down and take a look. Personally I always make a point of not slowing down, I look straight ahead and drive on when ever there is an accident to pass, I take this “moral high ground” but with¬† crime I do have to take a look , I can’t help it.

There is speculation that the new information is contained in yet another book on the subject written by someone with “insider” knowledge. We shall see……

This case is without doubt the greatest murder mystery of the modern age ( Jack the Ripper has to be the top mystery from days gone by) but at the heart of it all is the death of a special little girl…the hope that one day justice will be served for her keeps me watching for news on this case. I will also , for what it’s worth , keep posting on my favourite forum , possibly in the vain hope that we might actually solve one of the many puzzles that surround this tragic case… never know , stranger things have happened…

Martha’s Vineyard


I live in England I’ve only ever been to America twice, both times to Disneyland Florida, so I guess I haven’t really visited America yet.

My next visit will be to Martha’s Vineyard, there is something artistic about the photo below……that has to be Dreyfus right? He’s the same height, build, beard, glasses…….it can’t not be. It’s a shame there isn’t a dead shark in this photo as that would surely complete the look.

BTW this is my first ever bloggin post! yea I mean how hard can it be , this writing malarky? You think of something, you write it down, I mean I think of stuff ALL the time, my mind doesn’t stop from the time it wakes up until the time it sleeps.

I decided the two things I’m most passionate about has to be true crime and art. So, I’ve decided to combine the 2 on here and see what happens…