Saturday, 26 January 2013

Monocles; a style statement.

Hello there,
Patrick Moore the much loved astronomer died in December 2012 aged 89. He was as famous for his monocle as he was for sharing his passionate enthusiasm about astronomy.

Evolving from the hand held quizzing lens, monocles became fashionable from the late 18th century, soon becoming a regular accessory of the Dandy.

Victorian monocles were usually made of rolled gold, often being fitted with a raised gallery on their back edge. The gallery aided in the wearing of the monocle by keeping it clear of lashes and supporting it between the brow and cheek, for more comfort. Wealthy customers had them tailor made so they fitted perfectly.

Unfortunately, monocles experienced a fall from grace due to their popularity with German military officials - a group most people wanted to distance themselves from after World War II.

Now after 70 years the monocle is seeing a renaissance. Luckily, at Dead Men's Spex we sell modern galleried monocles complete with cord and reading lens for £28.50 and original vintage Victorian rolled gold monocles as and when we can source them.

TTFN Mrs Deadman



Thursday, 17 January 2013

Miss Frosty makes her debut.

Hi There
We are very excited here as we are now living in a Winter Wonderland, it was minus 12 in Norwich on Tuesday night! Deadman Junior had two days off school and we have been playing. We created a lovely new model, Miss Frosty, and introduced Mortimer to the joys of snow, he's not overly keen on it, more of a man about town than a rustic type.
Miss Frosty

 Mortimer out of his comfort zone

Despite the weather Deadmen's Spex is still functioning; the glazing machine is swaddled in a lovely selection of towels and sleeping bags to protect it from the frosts. I went to the post office in Fakenham to post out our orders, but not before I had enacted a Miranda style performance of climbing into my Matiz  via the boot (the only door that was not frozen shut.) Luckily for me no one passed by to witness this spectacle.

Deadman keeping up with business on his morning stroll.

Hope you haven't had too much disruption and that you manage to have a bit of fun in the snow.
Mrs Deadman

Friday, 11 January 2013

Keep calm and wear glasses

Hello There
This week has a film/ t.v theme to it; Deadman junior's teacher is reading Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone to the class so the Deadman has given them a few pairs of children's NHS frames to get them in the spirit. It's good job he's not into making potions or we could all land up talking nonsense.... (due to a dose of Babbling Beverage sneaked into our morning tea)!
Harry Potter still casting his magic.

This week in Channel 4's On the Verge of a Midlife Crisis the lady on the desk at Rockalily Cuts was wearing a great pair of glasses.
Photo Montage from Rockalily Cuts

As we launch into 2013 just  remember if all else fails...
Mrs Deadman