Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Gay Bee!

A Gay Bee!
Originally uploaded by Dingo X

Here is the Gay Bee, posted by Dingo. We found this lying in the street some time ago and I think he might be related to the stupid bee!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Crazy Bee

Crazy Bee
Originally uploaded by the justified sinner

The brother of the gay bee - found in Brighton - was lying on the street in Dennistoun, looking dazed. I think he might have flown into a window, poor thing.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I've just completed the "Post-apocalyptic Cocktail Ring III":

Post-Apocalyptic Cocktail Ring III, 3

This gave me a headache whilst setting all the stones, largely because of the problems of setting the main stone directly into the steel.

This is going to be photographed professionally for submission to a book.

I'm delighted to hear that America made the right decision and voted for Barack Obama. There is no further comment needed on that. What does deserve comment is the humble, intelligent, gracious speech given by the defeated John McCain. It is worth looking up and reading or hearing. How brilliant it would be if all our polticians - whichever country, whatever party - could be this diplomatic.

With any luck, we will never see that harpy, Palin, ever again! (I'm not so gracious...)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Voice of the Xtabay

Alas, Yma Sumac is with us no more. She died yesterday, age 86.
I never had the chance to hear her live - her tour of Europe in the late eighties or early nineties was cancelled due to the collapse of the pound and after that she became reclusive and ill.