Saturday, 30 January 2016

Lych gate Verse

Slightly better....

With His Voice and With His Pen

Straggly attempt at verse on a Victorian lych gate near Freston, Suffolk


Terracotta roof tile fragment from the river Orwell in Suffolk (I left the Elizabethan bricks behind!) Googling reveals it was made by the Keymer tile company, who've been making tiles in Suffolk since 1588...

Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress

This looks worth a trip to Newcastle. Gertrude Bell was an archaeologist, diplomat, linguist, writer & mountaineer who advised Churchill on policy in the country which became Iraq. Exhibits include Lawrence of Arabia's headdress.....

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

RIP David Bowie

RIP David a slightly shonky cartoon from his 65th birthday. 
For the original "Rebel, Rebel", Kim Revill. Golden Years x

Friday, 8 January 2016

Note to self: must get a whopping great air horn

Good Morning Children!

Ding- a- ling! Running the gauntlet of black-clad schoolchildren walking 5 abreast in the middle of the road 
on a blind bend in the dark this morning did wonders for the blood pressure.

Psycho Cycles

Cribbed this idea from a vintage cycling poster from the 1880s. Psycho Cycles were set up by the Starley brothers in Coventry, selling  their "Psycho" cycle, named after a conjuring trick or illusionist from the "Egyptian theatre" Music Hall, London. 

Look, No Hands

Don't do Strava or Wifit, but an old school bike milometer clocked 1224 bike miles for 2015. One milometer dropped off on a bumpy ride in the Yorkshire Dales and I had to get a new one.....

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Class Gifts

 Gifts this year include a retro cassette player biscuit tin (with cassette, but no biscuits), an emergency shelter, a DVD of a train journey and a calendar of Prisons......
Thank you Gav, Pat, Robin & Fay

RIP 2015 Quiz Answers


a) Demis Roussos (Singer)
b) Leonard Nimoy (Spock)
c) Steve Strange (Singer)
d) Christopher Lee (actor, Dracula)
e) James Last  (Easy Listening Orchestra Leader)
f) Anne Kirkbride (Dierdre Barlow in Corrie)
g) Yvonne Craig  (Batgirl)

Monday, 4 January 2016

Public Transport Drawing Wins Prize

Congratulations to Andy Cooper for his prize winning entry  featuring a cable car atop Huddersfield's iconic Jubilee Tower on Castle Hill. Andy wins a trip on a  1980s class 142 diesel locomotive accompanied by the judge, Mr Marcus Stewart, who will provide him with a ticket and running commentary, all the way to Sheffield.........and back. Well deserved!

RIP 2015 Quiz

New Year's Eve Artyblog Quiz: who are these characters? 
They all died in 2015 and featured in the blog

Now you see him, now you don't

Farewell Mr Hanky