Lockets Articles

Joined To This Life By A Thread

FOR more than 30 years I have worn faded, sweatstained blessing strings around my neck. It was 20 years before anyone commented. I also have a couple around my left wrist, as does the Indian lad who sells me petrol. We grinned. His are Hindu, mine Buddhist. Seeing the strings..read more

Dead Certain

Channelling gothic charm brings home a sense of the inevitable. Tracey Clement reports.

Hunters And Collectors

Op-shop bargains have always saved cash, but now second-hand clothes and furnishings also carry cachet.

The Rules: Valentine

What could be more romantic than crocheted flowers, French knickers or a Chinese moon bear? This Thursday, give your honey a gift with personality. By Lara Zamiatin.

Landscapes Take The Front Seat

It was little more than an upmarket home contents sale, but it saw records set. Even a park bench - er, cast-iron patio seat - set a record.