14/05/2011

Black bag




I went to London during the week to see off my nieces and sister and before I went home I stopped by Japan Books at Piccadilly Circus. I bought a magazine called Marche and the cashier gave me a bag for it.

The magazine is lovely but do you get the same connotations that I get when seeing a man with a black shopping bag? Especially if there is a magazine in it - he has just bought a porn mag. Fair enough crochet magazines are similar to porn mags in that they are visually stimulating but in a very different way. The mag went quickly into my rucksack after a couple of older ladies gave me disapproving looks - don't think that they would have been that disapproving if they knew its contents.

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh Theo, the magazine looks divine! And i'm sure the old birds would have been ever so surprised had they known...

Neasa said...

That's so funny ... yes, I would have thought the same as the older ladies ..... bless those older ladies with morals. They come from a different time and come to think of it,so do you!

I think crochet was big for men in the 70's you know. Keep on crocheting Theo : ))

Séverine said...

That's so funny Theo :)
I've got one of these Marché magazine and all is so perfect in these pages, i don't look at my old french red and white towels the same since.

ameskeria said...

hahahaha! you're totaly right!
The magazine looks reay nice, but what I like most is your crosser snail! lovely!

Theo said...

I'm glad you all had the same connotation that I had - proves I am not too paranoid. Marche is a gorgeous magazine - why don't we have anything like that in the UK, or Sweden for that matter?! Silly publishers.

Séverine said...

Because there's a real tradition of zakka in Japan, i think that's why...

Pascale said...

You live a dangerous life...
Seriously, this is amazing... but funny !

la casita said...

That's quite funny, I guess you are pretty unique! I'm an addict to Japanese mag and I agree with Severine...but why they have Zakka and we don't?

Theo said...

Well it was a very unique situation, I think. I know what you are saying, lets have some more Zakka here now please!