Friday, 15 January 2016

Dark Jerusalem

In a sod of a dark January week, when our most talented people keep bloody well dying, everyone needs a bit of cheering up. So here's a small discovery that me happy inside for a bit. The Women's Institute now has a Goth branch.

Yes, jam, cakes, black clothes, white makeup, eyeliner, the lot. Marvellous. And somebody's been having fun with the branding - they've got a couple of rather nifty logos: black corset and crossed wooden spoons, in the shape of a skull and crossbones, and a bat fluttering over a cupcake.

It's like something from the universe of another great talent who died too young, Terry Pratchett. A Goth WI is exactly the sort of institution you'd expect to bump into somewhere on the Discworld.