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The average period is about 30 minutes. So each time instead of wasting my time just sitting, I have cultivated a good habit of making good use of the idle time. What did I do? I practice mental exercise. “Are you all right?” I inquired softly, looking at him. He was an elderly man. Without waiting for his reply, I continued, “Let me help you.” I lifted him up and escorted him back to his bed, which was just next to mine.

The rise of “indie crafts.” What are indie crafts? Natalie Zee Drieu, senior editor of Craft: Transforming Traditional Crafts magazine uses words such as “renegade,” “urban,” “DIY,” “crafty” and “kitschy” to describe them. “This is free form creativity that appeals largely to the 18 35 group. They are forging their own way, finding things to do.

My redneck neighbours across the street do not mind at all that their booming car stereo has been blasting its obnoxious, dreadful sounding tripe all over the neighborhood every Saturday and Sunday afternoon for the past year. It’s absurd enough that the vehicle from which my redneck neighbour Carl blasts rap and country music is a 1980 Toyota: an orange, beat up truck that should have given up the ghost and gone to a junkyard back in 1985. Just to see that old truck pull up to his front door with DJ MuffinPuff or Ma and Pa Roach Stompin’ Two Steppers rattling my eardrums and shaking my windows, thump, thump, thump, was enough to make me want to set his truck on fire.

Coat and shoes by Zara, trousers by Hobbs, bag by Alexander McQueen (Picture: Stephanie Mico)Blue, particularly navy, was a popular hue for spring/summer, with Stella McCartney, Mulberry and Topshop Unique all promoting the classic shade. These wide leg Hobbs trousers are a real favourite of mine from a few years ago but, fortunately, the shape is now back on the high street Hobbs, Topshop and M have all got some great wide leg culottes for spring. These M printed navy trousers below would look great with white court shoes and a cropped white shirt for example..

This could change in 2009, a big year for Vevers. He will present his first full womenswear runway show in Paris in March. The spring will see the opening of the first revamped store, designed by Peter Marino, in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia.

However, the application process can be lengthy and expensive. The expense comes from preparing the documentation for these grants. You have to win the approval of the agency giving the grant, and this can involve many individuals and committees. They the neighbourhood kids with lemonade stands and lawn mowers. They have passion and vision sometimes before they even have a driver licence. They the university and college students who open their first businesses while still in school.I believe today turbulent world needs these people more than ever.

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