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Midsummer Masque

Three of us making an entrance. Arfon 'The Griffin' Jones is keeping his secret identity hidden behind us.
Last weekend was a bit out of the ordinary - a superb event, beautiful location, beautiful costumes. Best of all, we didn't have to do anything except show up!




Glynllifon Mansion is a big house in North Wales. In pretty nice condition, but I think it's not used as much as it ought to be, so it was good to see a ball like this taking place. It was a masqued ball, with a theme of fairies and woodland creatures. I gutted a fox head I happened to have around the place and stuck it on my head. The brown suit of ubiquity and away I went, as George Clooney, in 'The Fantastic Mr Fox'. Well, that's what I thought anyway.

A lovely evening. Masks off to Emma for organising it, and the Anglesey Hussars for shooting cannon at passing taxis outside.

It's a fair hike up to the top left corner of Wales, so we were glad that Arfon and Beth live nearby and we could spend the weekend with them too.

I'm looking forward to their Mayan End of The World celebration to close 2012.
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1980s Dawes Fleur ladies retro bike for sale


A Dawes Fleur ladies' step-through frame from the 1980s.

Steel frame, 27" wheels

Rachel is selling. Shout now if you're interested, or it's on eBay soonish. Collection / delivery from our usual haunts on either side of the Severn

Nice '80s bike in very original condition and a dead easy restoration (a Sunday afternoon cleaning, regreasing and changing the tyres)
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Experimental tentacle on its side
Experimental upright tentacle

Experimental Tentacle making for Waltz on the Wye.

It's hard to know where to start with Tentacles. So I hacked up a quick one, then made a fairly neat fan box to inflate it. Now I can try making better shaped tentacles, and I just have to clip them to the box for testing.

Spare gas boiler fans welcomed!