Thursday, November 29, 2007


Sadly sadly sadly we had to put Bernard PhD down on Sunday. He had been sick for some time, and was only getting worse. He managed to get up off his bed and walk around to all of us individually for a cuddle. I am sure he knew that the vet was coming. We held him whilst he slipped away. It was peacefully heartbbreaking. Bernard was the most gentle, loving and intelligent dog ever (hence the PhD), even though he was a little stinky at times.

I can't believe that I will never be able to squeeze his snout again, or pat his bottom until his back legs went all wobbly. He was full of love.

Thank you so much Bernard, here's a little song for you.......

Saturday, November 24, 2007


This was one of my favourites this year, though I realise now that I haven't shown it in its entirety. It was in fact a fairly large wreath, all made up of found plastic objects, put together to form flower-like structures. It is by Jane Gillings. Yet again, I found myself wishing that I had thought of this. I guess I have a mild obsession with plastic and little toys and bright colours. I spent ages looking at them all, they were very intricate and quirky, like this (you can click on the smaller images to enlarge them):

and this:

oh! and this:

The artist's statement:

Using the products of a throw away society, my garden needs no water to survive and forms a wreath in its own memory.

You can see more of the flowers on Jane's blog here

In the eyes of Pod, this is cool.

Thank you Jane!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Another from Sculptures By The Sea. I got up, as instructed by my French mistress, at 5.30am on Sunday morning to avoid the crowds, but can you believe it was almost as busy! Very worth it though. I'll try not to bore you with too many of these.....

So Nathalie, this is for you!!

(Sculptor is Bert Flugelman)

Friday, November 16, 2007


From Sculptures By The Sea 2007. Always too many people around to take any decent photos......

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Sorry to lower the tone guys......

Sunday, November 04, 2007


A test shot for a new project on the boil. Won't say much just now......

I have visitors over from NZ at the moment, and a course on too, so forgive my truancy

I kiss you