Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day

Very nice to have our son here on Father's Day. We went to a boot sale at Moss Farm in the morning. I got a stack of clip art books to cut up. Hazel got some plants and other bits and bobs. Archie found a lead petrol pump for our collection and a lead tree. Later he cooked us a lovely mushroomy, stilton and pasta dish that his girlfriend Meriel makes. Yum!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Birthday Treats

Nice birthday treats beginning with a slap up pub lunch at the Salt Barge opposite the newly restored Lion Salt Works next to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Good friends Tony, Pene and Dave turned up to accompany us. Wandered around the grounds and museum for a good two hours , watching videos and inter-active exhibitions of brine brewing and salt scraping. Fascinating - much to my surprise! Mind you, I'd just had two pints of Tatton Ale in the pub so that probably made it all seem engaging!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Brighton/London

Lovely sunny weekend in Brighton and London to see Archie's degree show at the sculpture department. His "push alongs" were a big hit with visitors and he had to make sure they were all working everyday - going in to do repairs and clean the rubber wheels etc. Had some nice meals with friends including Meriel's family who came over from Dublin. Also Roger and Jilly and Deborah and Bridget amongst others. Nice to look round the junk markets and antique stalls and wander down to the pier for iced coffee and ice cream and play on the penny slot machines. On the way back in London we visited the Morley gallery near Lambeth North tube to see Archie's "Tan-annoy" sound sculpture in the Engine Room show. Also met up with our old chums Jane and Graham for a nice lunch in their new flat just round the corner.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Roger Stevens - The Position Of Jupiter

Our old poet friend Roger Radio ( Stevens ) who I met in the mail art network some 25 years ago, invited me to do the artwork for his latest CD " The Position Of Jupiter". Well, he actually chose it from my archive of old collages. Delighted of course to be part of this venture. A collage of mine was also on his last CD which you can find at his website with all his poetry books and other musical projects etc.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Gotta Wee by Dear Eskiimo

Archie made this Flash animation for Dear Eskiimo back in the noughties when he was about 12 or 13. A couple of the band went on to form The Ting Tings. A link HERE at FacebOOK.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Link Gallery - MMU

Nice to meet up with long time FB contact Charlie Holt yesterday at MMU's Link Gallery to put up the Marilyn mini exhibition. Charlie printed out all the images from the FaceBook group he started inspired by a postcard from the Tate Liverpool recently. A friend found him the great Warhol posters. Hazel had a busy day but managed to drop by with essential Blu Tak and a tape measure.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Marbury Country Park

Nice walk in the bluebell woods at Marbury the other day whilst the sun was shining. Lots of bonkers dogs about diving into the stream for sticks or maybe the sheer joy of being loose and smelling all those smells. The wild garlic was not as strong as it usually is or the bluebells in full glory yet but still quite a sight! One of our favourite times of year when everything is so green, fresh and new.