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A Jasmine Mentality

On Sunday morning, I got up at 5.30am and drove a car load full of stuff to the Camberwell Market. My friend Zoe and I had decided to have a stall to rid ourselves of some unwanted items, and, let’s face it, to make a bit of money too. The choice of mid-winter for said stall was my doing, and possibly one of my less intelligent ideas, but there we were, setting up our trestle tables in the dark in...

The Company of Animals

I’ve been thinking lately about the company of animals. Not as in a company set up by animals – although that would be cool – but about spending time with animals. Last night, Mum and I went to see the film Kedi. It’s a documentary about the street cats of Istanbul going about their daily lives. I’m a cat-lover, and I think most of the audience was too, judging by overheard mentions of ‘fur-babies’ in the ACMI lobby, so obviously...