‘JARMIN’S REKINDLED LOVE FOR THE PALACE’ 1990 FA Cup Semi-Final, Palace v Liverpool @ Villa Park

Iconic Image, 'Super Al making it 4-3 Palace!Images Courteously of Goggle I’ll take you all the way back to August 1973 and my 6th Birthday ‘Treat’.  It was my brother and my first Crystal Palace game standing on the famous Holmesdale Terrace with our dad.  Forget glory hunting this was X-rated pain, a 4-0 home… Continue reading ‘JARMIN’S REKINDLED LOVE FOR THE PALACE’ 1990 FA Cup Semi-Final, Palace v Liverpool @ Villa Park

‘JARMIN’S CHOICE, SCOUSERS 1-MANCS 0’, May 1988

Final Term Architectural Project, 1993, Artistic Impression Scousers have it over the Mancs, a story I love to tell my friends and colleagues over the last thirty years living up on Merseyside.  As discussed in previous blogs, my progression through the education system took the long route with a number of repeated years.  Whilst many… Continue reading ‘JARMIN’S CHOICE, SCOUSERS 1-MANCS 0’, May 1988

‘JARMIN FINDS HIGH HOPES IN POMPEY’ September 1987-June 1989

An opportunity to explore my experimental side, Autumn 1988 Never going back to that place again, physically and mentally was so true for me in 1987.  Although at the time this concept never entered my head, just another new and exciting challenge starting my Foundation Course at Portsmouth College of Art.  As discussed in previous… Continue reading ‘JARMIN FINDS HIGH HOPES IN POMPEY’ September 1987-June 1989

‘Jarmin Comes Alive n Kicking in the summer of 87’ January 2020

Home of Pretension Quite ironic that I drafted this first real positive blog in the room where I spent many a lonely night and day in the period 1984-1987, at my Mum’s, on a weekend visit for my brother’s 50th birthday celebrations.  As you will have noticed my last few posts have been on the… Continue reading ‘Jarmin Comes Alive n Kicking in the summer of 87’ January 2020

‘ARTHUR FOWLER, & JARMIN APPLE DOES THE CHRISTMAS BLUES’, December 1986

Let’s get straight to the point, this is probably the most difficult blog I’ll ever write, but it is a necessary part of dealing with what happened during this stage of my life.  Over the previous blogs there’s been a common theme of the social isolation I was experiencing during my three years at Winchester… Continue reading ‘ARTHUR FOWLER, & JARMIN APPLE DOES THE CHRISTMAS BLUES’, December 1986

‘JARMIN MEETS GAUDI’S UNFINISHED CRAZY STRUCTURE’ Autumn Half-Term 1986

Mind and blown are words that I would use when first meeting Mr Gaudi's masterpiece, coming out of a Barcelona metro station in October 1986.  A rare magical moment in an otherwise depressing time of my life, but on a plus note it started a lifelong love affair with this architect and city. This was… Continue reading ‘JARMIN MEETS GAUDI’S UNFINISHED CRAZY STRUCTURE’ Autumn Half-Term 1986

‘CUT STRAIGHT THROUGH THE BULLSHIT’ Jarmin’s Introduction to Modern Architecture Autumn 1986

Visiting my first architecture exhibition was like watching a porn film…tall erect structures.  This was the closest thing I got to sexual arousal in this period, as there was no internet or anything close to the real thing given my lack of confidence in this area.  My only social life was heated discussions around family… Continue reading ‘CUT STRAIGHT THROUGH THE BULLSHIT’ Jarmin’s Introduction to Modern Architecture Autumn 1986