Well I just happened to tell that Mr.Mills about my “Lost Factories” dream, and he has the temerity to try and turn it into a reality. He does a chalk drawing of MY head on the floor and fills it with all of the things that were in MY dream:He then (rather crudely I must say), bends bits of steel rod into the shape of my head, before shaping (very crudely) and welding (very crudely) steel sheets on to it. Idiot. I wish I had as much spare time to idly waste.
It’s at this point I start to worry. He makes my glasses and I can begin to see what he’s getting at:
A ridiculous moustache,is followed by what he imagines is nose hair. I have no idea where THAT inspiration came from:
THEN, he puts a fairy in my hair. What is this man on?
This is swiftly followed by scarecrows and factories, water rats and shipyards, rockets and trains… the list goes on. I should never have told him about it.
And as if sticking the whole lot onto a set of wheels wasn’t rubbing enough salt into the wounds,
he puts a crab about to go down my collar:
Well you can kindly just skedaddle Mr.Mills – I shan’t be telling YOU any more of my dreams.
Coming soon(er or later), the new bustblocker:
Here’s a picture of me having an argument with Mrs Witch, whilst those pesky kids from Mile Oak school up the road write lots of stories about things going wrong for me. Mrs Witch tells me it’s good for their education but I think it’s a downright liberty.
Meanwhile, that annoying little fairy and smelly water rat appear to be finding it all a bit of a giggle:
That thorn in my backside Jon Mills, sowed the seeds of disrespect in the first place –
…and now I’m left having to pick up the pieces.
Still, I’m getting on very well with the Iron Man and his banana straightening machine – we have spent many evenings discussing the benefits of hydraulics over hammers, and as for that Wizard and Rabbit double act – it gets me every time….
Thanks to Kristin McClement for the photos!
Mr Mills in his cranky 3-wheeler getting a prize for it! What is wrong with the world?
Not only that, he has actually written MY name on the side of it!!
Oh! The shame…. Keep it well away from my shed Mr Mills, or you’ll be down to two wheels…
I am reliably informed that kids from Mile Oak School and PACA have sneaked into my shed in my absence and made some metalwork….
Kacey’s “The Wizard and the Bunny Rabbit”
and Omar’s “Mr Iron and his Banana Straightening machine”
and THEN, the cheeky bunch all jumped into my car… outrageous!
Just in time for the Crab & Lobster Festival and ‘Museums at Night’; he shelled out for a new bicycle and outwitted the competition with a neat pincer movement.
Watch him go here:
Mr.Watt is considering a penalty clause
Mr Mills – let me be the first to say how absolutely ridiculous you look, driving this contraption around Sussex. I have heard rumours that you are going to write MY name on the side of it….oh the shame of it!
Mr Watt welcomed 60 children from Hertford Infants to his shed… well, when I say welcomed, I should say his back was turned.
The shed by the pink pylon – you know the one
Lots of metal bits bent and bashed and welded
Reading and sketching (and eating of apples) out in the yard:
And waving good-bye before Mr Watt realises what on earth is going on!
And then off to see the Ghost Train:
All done! Phew!
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