Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Click on map for a closer look

This is an image I remember from my childhood. I've always been fascinated by maps ...and pirates of course. Here they are together on one postcard. I remember this from even before my family relocated to Cornwall and now having grown up there I think this still has an air of romantic history about it, even if the pirate looks like he's emerged from a Sixties fancy dress party. Yo ho ho.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Gif us a Lift

Just a quick experiment to see if I could get this flying saucer off the ground with an animated Gif. Mmmm...seems to have worked...but for how long?

Not sure why the right hand edge has been chopped off though.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


Talk of motorcycles elsewhere reminds me that my own machine languishes outside with a starter motor problem. With Spring almost upon us (allegedly)my thoughts are turning to long, winding roads and days in the saddle spent exploring those parts of the country I wouldn't normally entertain visiting in a car.
The days when I used to tag along to various motorcycle events have gone mostly by-the-by but my head often turns automatically to the throb of a V4 or the thud of a British single.

I did these bits and pieces whilst I was residing in Cornwall during part of the 90's.

Time to dig out the leathers and get that bike sorted for the Summer...

Friday, 19 March 2010


Found in a 28 year old sketch book. Based on my room when I was at college. Not sure what was meant to happening here but most of my favourite music was enjoyed in this room whilst sitting in an old battered brown corduroy armchair.

Monday, 1 March 2010


It was only a week ago that I was lucky enough to be able to stay at a friend's flat overlooking Port Gaverne in Cornwall. The above video clippage was taken from the doorstep and was pretty much the view out of the main window.

The picturesque village of Port Isaac was a few minutes walk away and makes a great short stroll to a pub lunch (one of my favourite weekend activities). Fresh fish, Cornish fudge, fish and chips and Cornish ale were all indulged in and helped greatly to focus my mind on writing a story for a picture book which I've had on the go for years but never got anywhere with it...

...until now that is. I managed a very productive weekend, brainstorming ideas and I can't believe I've never thought of having a working weekend away before. I think I'll have to do this a lot more often.