Cards for the midlifer in your life

Friday Evening


Thanks to a Midlife fan for drawing these cards to our attention (spotted in a local shop in Chorlton – not South London this time but, hey, it might as well be).

They’re painted by David Fawcett available on the Holy Mackerel* website.

We’re no art critics, but they’re a bit like a cross between Edward Hopper and Beryl Cook. If Edward Hopper had put funny captions on his pictures. And Beryl Cook had specialised in small sad skinny people instead of big fat jolly ones.

Below is a selection. There are lots more. Take a look. Decide for yourselves what you think. You’re bloody old enough to.

* incidentally, did you know that St John’s Wood is the only London Tube station name that contains none of the letters of the word mackerel? Don’t say this blog isn’t educational.

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About JCT

JCT was Deputy Editor of weekly London arts/listings magazine Time Out but left to freelance in 2007 – just before the recession. She writes for a number of publications and has edited 'London Calling: high culture and low life in the capital since 1968' (Time Out/Ebury 2008) and 'The World's Greatest Cities' (Time Out/Ebury 2009). She is the co-author of The Midlife Manual (Short Books, 2010).
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