I bought Poppy a vintage Dymo machine from eBay for Xmas. I got her lots of different coloured tapes from the 70’s. She loved it. One day after Christmas she sat next to me on the sofa as we watched television and she produced little phrases stating her thoughts & desires and stuck each one of them to my shirt, one by one. That was typical of Poppy, she was so beautiful, both physically and in her soul. I’m missing her wonderful loving soul at the moment, really struggling without my loving little girl.
Over the years Poppy and I have watched a lot of Formula 1 on Sundays. Poppy always used to ask about ‘the funny little man’. Naturally I assumed she meant diminutive F1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone, especially as he was often seen walking with a comparative giant of a wife on the starting grid. But in fact she meant Eddie Jordan. Poppy had a fixation with him and she picked up upon a ‘camp’ aspect which somehow passed me by. Cosmo and I always laugh now when we see him and always find it funny how Poppy formed her ideas. Eddie Jordan in his bright coloured trousers, little shoes and strangely detailed belt is indeed ‘Very Poppy’.
Poppy would have loved this video for The Strokes new single which is shot in Brazil by Fabrizio Moretti. It’s Very Poppy.
Poppy loves real photo booths where a print emerges a few minutes after you have posed. She also loves playing with digital photo booths. But real, solid analogue booths are always the best, especially with Cosmo.
Poppy’s favourite punk, the amazing Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex. Poppy sings a great rendition of ‘The Day the World Turned Day-Glo’