Sunday, 23 October 2011

Da Bears are in town

Finally, one of my dreams has come true. The Chicago Bears are in town, not only am I a huge fan of any team that wears a bear logo I am also a lover of the city of Chicago. Soldier Field was closed when I was there two years ago so now the Bears have come to me.
I am off to Wembley to see them play in the flesh. In the lead up I checked out my fierce friend in Trafalgar Square. I just hope they live up to my expectations.

Just as fierce as me in a bad mood

Bears about to eat London

As close as I could get to Soldier Field

Monday, 10 October 2011

Taking the Deptford biscuit - I finally got my paws on some

After searching far and wide I finally got my paws on some Deptford biscuits. This was after seeing some dopplegangers who could have easily come from the set of Pirates of the Caribbean walking down Deptford High Street. As they were carrying a basket full of the biscuits they must have been a part of the Make and Bake session at the Deptford Centre on Creekside. I looked around and they had gone just as mysteriously as they first appeared.
Well I finally made it to the Deptford Centre after watching the brilliant reds win the Merseyside Derby. Upon arrival I was offered some biscuits but unfortunately I did not make it in time to do the Make and Bake. Thankfully I was able to collect some biscuits including a beautifully packaged one depicting St Paul's Church and two others depicting Francis Drake and Elizabeth I. It is such an interesting project evoking the history of Deptford, bravo to Ashton and Mollett for getting everyone involved in this worthwhile endeavour -
So much so that I might persuade my close friend to produce some Deptford inspired ceramics ahead of next year's Deptford X. Perhaps her work could be inspired by the patterned ceramic pieces I have been finding on the shores of The Thames off Watergate Street. More about this next time...