take two: HAPPY AS ERNEST

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A third of all Sheffield residents told a questionnaire they felt good every day of the week, as reported in this paper.

Excellent news. Unless, of course, you believe in the old Ernest Hemingway quote: “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

COO-L CHIMNEY

From Hemingway to (staying cultured) his friend Pablo Picasso.

Correspondent Vin Malone gets in touch following last week’s Midweek Retro feature on the Spanish artist’s 1950 visit to the city. Did your readers know, he wonders, that there are three stainless steel doves of peace on a chimney in St Paul’s Parade inspired by his stay here?

They do now. Well worth cooing over next time you’re in the Peace Gardens.

BAKE OFF LOYALTY SPLIT

Good luck tonight to Howard Middleton, the Sheffield City Council manager currently appearing on TV hit The Great British Bake Off.

Here’s hoping the 52-year-old’s buns and breads can do the city proud in the annual BBC2 gameshow series. Although one has to admit, if it was a choice between our man and his fellow contestant, the delightful Ruby Tandoh, being voted off the programme, local pride would perhaps have to take a back seat.

FASHION NOT IN FASHION

“Move over London, Paris and Milan,” this page screamed back in February when Sheffield Fashion Week was announced for this month.

Except, it seems, perhaps we were premature. The event – which had promised catwalk shows in stately homes and car parks this month – has been cancelled due to lack of interest.