Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Back from New York

Alan and Dan arrived back here about 8.30 yesterday morning, having landed in Manchester shortly before 6.00am. At that hour there was nothing to see or do so they hopped in the car and Dan drove Alan home. These pictures will make a change from the usual ones I post - not a sheep in sight!- The first one shows a scene from the set of 'Spiderman 3' which was being filmed on 6th Avenue and was apparently quite wacky.

Alan bought me a beautiful necklace made by disadvantaged women in South Africa, whose intricate beadwork pieces: jewellery, animals and figures, are the end products of the Monkeybiz project. The project aims to empower and create employment for about 450 women in Cape Town by providing them with materials and a market for their craft work. Check out the site and see how unique these pieces are.
Incidentally, my other gift was some Christian Dior products - which I shall enjoy slapping on my face - but how far to the other end of the commercial spectrum can you get?

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