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Helping my mate SC out with a (top secret) photoshoot in London’s swanky Mayfair district recently, the following two things caught my eye…

Firstly this giant egg (part of the recent Fabergé ‘Big Egg Hunt‘ charity exhibition), covered in copper coins!! It looked wonderful in the late March sun – you know how I love a bit of copper…

Eggciting!

Eggciting!

Then, just around the corner I saw the following blue plaque. All my life I have been plagued by people calling me ‘Clive of India?’ ( each one thinking they are the first to think of that particularly unfunny line!), but here is the first time that name has not made me feel frustrated!

Clive of India blue plaque

Clive of India blue plaque

Check out more about Blue Plaques on this fun website here >>

I’ll add it to my visual collection of other plaques with my name on!! (see other posts here >> and here >>)

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Walking in the lovely, but brief, sunshine yesterday I came across the following (adding to my current theme of stuff I find lying about in the countryside):

More countryside finds

More countryside finds

They are about a foot long (sorry, forgot the scale photo this time!), made of very light weight aluminium, and both have a short length of elasticated cord attached.

I have no idea what they are, but here are my top thoughts:

  1. sections from a camping chair
  2. something off a rucksack
  3. bent rungs from a rope ladder (doubtful!)

Any ideas, do drop me a line >>

Alternatively, if you lost these in the vicinity of Wheathampsted this weekend, let me know and I’ll get them back to you!

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…like a bag of spanners!

My lovely friend CC has recently given me some unwanted tools… amongst them were the following, massive, pair of spanners!!

Massive spanners!

Massive spanners!

The photo (iPhone for scale) doesn’t really do them justice in terms of their sheer scale and mass! They are both about 40cm long and about 9cm at their widest, not to mention their incredible weight, or the resounding noise they produce if you accidentally bang them together….

I have no idea what they would be used for – nuts on lorries or trains would be my best guess? Any ideas out there?

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(I know, I know, a scarcity of posts again – I have been a bit snowed under…)

This weekend, what with the weather finally getting a bit better, I took the opportunity for both a long bike ride and a nice walk around our lovely UK countryside… What did I come across within minutes of leaving the house (on both separate occasions)… flytipped waste! (which is costing us £1.25 million pounds a year to clean up, apparently!?)

So, in doing my bit for the environment, I took it on myself to bring home the following items – both will be great for some kind of creation, probably a steampunk lamp of some kind. . . (cost to the tax payer, £zero)

The item on the left is, I am guessing, a hydraulic line off a lorry – the lamp bezel also from a lorry judging by its size (the trusty iPhone is there for scale only, of course):

Countryside finds!

Countryside finds!

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