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June 2019
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If bending trees weren’t enough of a warning, kite-surfers screaming across the Estuary were. Only hardened cyclists braved the roaring winds for the Oyster Festival races. The Ultimate Fitness Festival?. Sling keeping my shoulder from moving, too crazily. The blessing of a Mungo, superb woven towel, easing the chaffing. Blood sugars back into their normal range after the trauma, and a couple of coffee

Radically changed exercise routine. Standing up. Getting dressed. That, one handed button fastening. Pulling on socks. A shirt. Shoes. Bathroom contortions. Exhausting. No surprise that my body, under stress after surgery, has my blood sugars dancing on the ceiling. Medication adding its own complexity. ‘Let me tell you about a man I knew’, by Susan Fletcher is a delightful book about Vincent Van Gogh’s time

'Unicorn 2’ Oil on canvas 1,5mx1,5m A few tweaks, and a couple of significant changes to the composition of the Rhino. I decided to leave the tempestuous background, with its rough texture alone, as a contrast the smoother dust in the foreground. Grateful for the collector who commissioned the painting. Loved the opportunity to work at that scale. I. Remarkably, no blood! Hugh walked my bike out to

Great live music, seafood platter, a free glass of wine in the sunshine at Dry Dock. Incredible value. A couple of rapid runs that were probably not the most sensible given my Achilles weakness. Still, it was great to be out in the beautiful winter sunshine. Long stints in the studio on the rhino commission taking its toll on hands and elbows. Something magical as

A dunking in the estuary, on a beautiful autumn evening, not the greatest thing to do to your iPhone. There was, one of those moments, where I had one leg caught on the boat while one tried valiantly to find solid ground. Failed dismally. Studio after the holiday. A bunch of admin sorted. A bit of blood on a shin that lost a bunch