There is a cupboard in the bathroom I should have built 3 years ago … or rather there isn’t.
Yesterday Lo, she is a terrible Goddess decided to take matters into her own hands.
She bundled me out of the front door and shackled me to the roof rack and drove to the nearest DIY store and then forced me to buy the bits of wood, screws, wallplugs and shelving needed.
When we got back I started unloading all the bits and pieces and trudged them up to the shed in the back garden and then tried to get back indoors for a cup of tea and a gingernut. From the sofa a finger was firmly pointed in the direction of the shed.
I was in there for several hours and eventually returned to the sitting room with the result of my efforts.

Cyborg fairy

OK OK, I did get a tad diverted. I created ‘Exhibit 9 – A Cyborg Fairy’.
I tried explaining to the TG that I was actually sorting out the shed so that I had enough room to make the cupboard and the most economical and efficient way of clearing the bench was to amalgamate the detritus into a wonderful work of art.
I was met by silence.
I think it might be wise if I plan on living in the shed for as long as it takes now.
Please send food parcels.


  1. Posted May 23, 2012 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    What do you mean, send food parcels? You’re supposed to starve for your art.

    daddyp replied:

    That plan is working very well then … *stands on speaking scales “Only one person at a time!”*

  2. Posted May 23, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Ahh the wonders of a shed…..

    daddyp replied:

    A chap needs a shed … nuff said.

  3. Posted May 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    i love the cyborg fairy! i think you can solve your problem by just putting a few nibs and bobs on her so she can hold shaving cream, toilet paper, and perhaps a few books or magazines…

    daddyp replied:

    As always Daisyfae I can see that you’re trying to make my life easier …

  4. Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    You deserve all that you get! I would stop all the ginger nuts henceforth until you took that monstrosity away and built a bookcase. I wouldn’t confine you to the shed though, you’ll in all probability enjoy that.

    daddyp replied:

    I’m happy to report that the cupboard is progressing in leaps and bounds … sort of.

  5. Posted May 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I can’t see the fairy. Which way do I have to turn my monitor to ‘get’ it?

    daddyp replied:

    On it’s back. It’s a flighty fairy.

    JohnC replied:

    Looks more like a gothicized chromium dragon, if you ask me.

    daddyp replied:

    I shall consider renaming it … Hinge the Shiny Dragon sounds rather nice.

    JohnC replied:

    …lived with Porch Ewe Geese.

  6. Posted May 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    you really test the waters don’t you daddyp?

    daddyp replied:

    My shins can take it … just.

  7. Posted May 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry, but LoTG has been living with an artist for quite a long time and I don’t see why she was the least bit surprised at what came out of your shop. You live with artists, you will receive art when what you wanted was cabinetry. This is related to the second law of thermodynamics in some way, just don’t ask me why.

    daddyp replied:

    I’m not sure about the thermodynamic part but I’m pretty sure I’ll need thermal underwear now I’m living in the shed.

  8. Posted May 24, 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Fairies do not like being captured. Hoards of them will arrive on your doorstep aiming to rescue her. The only way to placate them is to feed them ginger nuts! ALL the ginger nuts! Including the ones you have hidden in the shed!

    daddyp replied:

    They’ll never find the ones I’ve stuffed down my undercrackers …

  9. Posted May 24, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    This is great! I think the latest board from Rossignol is slightly more aerodynamic, but I like the way you’ve used that minimalist colour scheme, it’s going to be a hit on the Surfugal pistes…

    daddyp replied:

    You’ve managed to carve out a whole new career for me GW.

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