A short tribute….

1980: When I was 14, I rode my bike from Firth Park to Attercliffe where I sold it for a tenner.  It was brand new.  I then Walked from Attercliffe to town to a little alternative shop called ‘X Clothes’.  There I used my bike money to buy a pair of very tight, silver , […]

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Take me to the Limit

Some of my best times ever were at  The Limit Club. It was just around the corner from our flat on Hawley Street (see ‘duo tan and doughnuts!).  Me and my best friend got jobs behind the bar and it was absolutely bloody great.  Am about to unleash some secrets so any management who happen […]

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Hi, My name is Grape…..

When I was 14 I discovered ‘Crazy Colour’ in a chemist on the Mile End Road.  I had previously dabbled with cochineal on my fringe but it ran down my face when it rained.  I had a brief dalliance with a Laura Ashley bell sleeve shirt, some peg leg trousers and some pointy ankle boots. […]

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Seeing stars…..

When I decided to write this blog, I knew I wanted to be open about certain experiences.  I am going to share with you some of my experience as a survivor of an abusive relationship. I hope it will be cathartic but also maybe someone reading this with similar demons can invite hope over for […]

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‘Donuts and duo tan’

When I was around 17 years old Sheffield City Council thought it would be a good idea to build a block of flats, in the centre of town for single people under 25.  What a flippin great idea!! My friend and I went to the housing department after being on the list for 3 months […]

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Chiffon and backlighting

Am at that stage where I dye my grey roots brown to make it look like my hair regrowth is growing through its natural colour..the one of youthful pigment.  Lets make no bones, getting older as a woman is crap in many ways and great in many ways.  I have the immeasurable wisdom of a […]

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