Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Best Nine From Instagram

Best 9 photos from 2021 on Instagram. Collages more popular than last year.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

A Game Of Dixit

We had a game of Dixit yesterday afternoon. Can't really explain the rules as they are long winded and complicated. It's fun though - better than Monopoly or Ticket To Ride!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Exquisite Corpse

Family fun making "Exquisite Corpse" drawings and collages.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Archie Home For Xmas

Hoorah! Archie is home for Xmas and already constructed this personage from an old dummy body and a hairdressers Mexican wrestlers masked head.

Friday, December 17, 2021

A Walk On The Wild Side

Yesterdays wander down the "conk conk" path near us after dropping off my prescription form in that little post box at the group practice. It's a bit grim and grotty round the back of the dump yards but not without it's certain charms and we spotted a squirrel dodge behind that stump of a tree. That land seems earmarked for yet another hastily considered housing estate ( little boxes made of ticky-tacky as the old song goes ). We went through the small park and avoided all the dog poos. Hazel wanted some sparklers for New Years but the dodgy garage man who sells fireworks down the back alley said they were like "Hen's teeth". All due , he said seriously, to Covid, Brexit, the high price of oil and that ship that got stuck in the Suez canal.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Blakemere Antique Emporiums

Vickersway Park

Nice wander over the travcks to Vickersway Park. Longest walk for a while. Nice and sunny and milder than of late. Sat under the impressive willow arch. Budgies and other small birds chirping away in nearby aviary.

Monday, December 06, 2021

New Hand Carved Rubber Stamps

Rubber stamps carved from erasers and printed onto blank postcards.Originally for a Pollocks Toy Museum collaborative project with Stephen Fowler and others but that seems to have been postponed until 2022. So I may do a new version for that if it ever materialises.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

River Walk

Nice walk this morning down by the River Dane. Also squlched past the Community Orchard (it wasa bit muddy!) and the fishing ponds. Squelch! Didn't see much in the way of wild life - just a couple of sea gulls flying round the ponds. Very quiet. We went back a different route along the river path ( more of a muddy track ) looking at all the doggie paw prints. I think the Hound Of The Baskervilles just went this way! Through the woods , under the railway bridge to the park and playing fields at the top of the hill. Squlch squlch!

Monday, November 22, 2021

Marsden - West Yorkshire

A couple of days in leafy Marsden. Brrr! It was flippin' cold! Had a nice walk around the old church and up the road to see an old mill chimney in someone's front garden. etc. Stopped off in Glossop on way home to stretch our legs and use the "facilties" in Marks and Sparks.Nov. 21st 2021.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Walk Around Anderton And Marbury Garden Centre

Caught photographing Hazel through the greenhouse windows at the Garden Centre. The grumpy owner wanted to know what I was doing. I explained that I was taking a photo of my wife looking at some flowerpots. He looked rather perplexed at this answer but walked away. Later he was more friendly and went on how wonderful the winter flowering thinga-mebobs were and an effort maybe to dismiss the notion that I was some deviant taking surruptitious snaps of strange women through greenhouse windows! Nice walk around Anderton afterwards. Amazing colours of the trees and leaves. Lots of dog walkers and joggers etc. Not too muddy. We sat for a while looking at the River Weaver. Spotted a heron the other side in the reeds but realised it was only a plastic bag caught in some twigs!