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Entertaining guests [Dec. 30th, 2016|06:36 pm]
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D. and valydiarosada are with us, as is only right and proper, for the New Year. Our initial plan for today was to visit Dunston, where D. has an appointment to see a man about a wheel, and then go on to lunch with D.'s sister and brother-in-law. But they thought better of the invitation, having both succumbed to winter colds, so instead we went to Seaton Sluice for fish and chips at the Harbour View - and sculpture. The Gallery which I enjoyed in August was closed, but the many sculptures of Tom Newstead survive -

Neptune in his Christmas finery


Here's Neptune in all his Christmas finery - and proliferate. There is now an exhibition space - it may look like a shed,but it's definitely an exhibition! Here's one tiny corner:

Inside the exhibition


because I particularly liked the blue whale with teaspoons. There are more sculptures outside, though the sun was low and bright and made photography tricky. Nonetheless, have a Viking:

Viking


And now I must go and attend to my guests. I am neglecting them shamefully, and anyway, it's cold up here (we have a problem with the heating, which is not reaching the bedrooms or attic - though fortunately the rest of the house, and the hot water, are fine). I wonder if they've lit the fire yet?
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[User Picture]From: cellio
2016-12-30 08:15 pm (UTC)
Those are delightful!

Happy new year.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-12-31 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: asakiyume
2016-12-30 11:54 pm (UTC)
Those sculptures are by Tom Newstead? They're marvelous--I particularly like the Viking king!

Enjoy your houseguests, and stay warm!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-12-31 02:57 pm (UTC)
Those sculptures are by Tom Newstead?

There are indeed. Press report here, and my previous posts here and here.

Enjoy your houseguests, and stay warm!

Thank you. They had indeed lit a log fire.
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[User Picture]From: asakiyume
2017-01-01 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for those links! Amazing to read in the press release that his raw materials (at least for the sculptures in the article) are pallets!
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[User Picture]From: cmcmck
2016-12-31 12:22 pm (UTC)
I love this! :o)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-12-31 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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