Finding a Match

IMAGENAMEHEREI am trying to match up words to some strange and wonderful existing humorous / brain teaser illustrations and would like a lot of ‘World Opinion’ .

If you have a lively mind you may like to help me, and you will be donating a second or two of your thinking to a U.K. Registered Charity at the same time.

Ollie Tomlinson creates often weird, unsettling yet simply fun illustrations, full of what I see as ‘Storyline’ but he creates no words to go with them . In fact, he says that no words are within him when he’s drawing to help the viewer along. Ollie donated over 100 fantastic drawings to the Registered UK Charity that I Chair, and we are ever working on how to use these to ever better effect.

If you can see ‘potential’ within illustrations and have an ‘alternative’ writing style that could become internationally popular, please contact me. You’ll need to have a slightly surreal mind and probably enjoy the mid-world mix of fantasy and reality found in works like ‘Alice through the looking glass’ and ‘Matrix’.

Waves from Grant ~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~

State Recycling Compost

Robbing from the poor to sell to the poor?Robbing from the poor
to sell to the poor?


Richness is soil deep so we make every effort here at the HoBB Gardens to make it ever deeper by composting everything organic we can get our hands on. In one UK city however, the local authority encourages garden owners to give away their garden goodness then buy it back again.

I read an article about the Birmingham City Council (UK) who are discouraging the noble art of self-composting throughout the City by supporting a ‘garden waste’ scheme alongside their household waste collection.

The Council are saying, under the guise of ‘good environmental practice’, that householders should put all their garden cuttings, weeds etc. into specially provided green bags for Council collection. Of course, once the Council gets its hands on the nutrient-rich material, they simply compost it and offer it back for sale, probably to many of its original owners – pure genius at work or madness ? Both are supposed to be closely linked.

It can be easy to miss the plot as a consumer, but as a producer and profiteer the plot is very carefully scripted. ‘Value-added re-cycling’ can too easily become another way of selling consumables. If a manufacturer creates a product and/ or its ‘packaging’ specifically in a way that it can only be re-cycled at a further (designed) cost to the consumer then it makes a mockery of ‘re-cycling’.

Fancy breaking this encroaching circle? So do I.

Waves ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant