GOOD EVENING, I'M FROM ESSEX IN CASE YOU COULDN'T TELL… TRAVELS OF AN EXILED ESSEX MAN AROUND THE THAMES DELTA AND THROUGH GOD'S OWN COUNTY
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Grayson Perry is to design a fairytale holiday home that the Guardian describes as "a cross between a wayside chapel and a fairytale gingerbread house" on the Tendring Peninsula. It will overlok the River Stour six miles west of Harwich. Strangely there's no crashed car coming out of the roof, as there is on top of his vase Chelmsford Cissies. It's part of a scheme set up by philosopher Alain de Botton to "introduce holidaymakers to avant garde housing". The Turner Prize winning artist says he wants to get away from the Towie image of Essex girls and make the house a tribute to an Essex woman called Julie who wears purple and is more "in touch with her inner goddess". Not sure what he'll do if Gemma Collins comes along to book it having decided that the only wayside chapel in in Grayson's Essex.