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Monday, 26 September 2011

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE - 8 days to go

to Bigger Bertie's first outing, to London (I keep thinking of that old music hall song - 'Maybe it's a big horse I'm a Londoner').

Anyway, we've moved the two big rockers out of the workshop, into the yard and are preparing them for assembly. This is a big relief, the eight and  then some metre long rockers have been filling the workshop and Sam & Karl have been falling over them all the time, as they keep on making our regular size rocking horses while Bigger Bertie is under construction.

Couldn't be helped though, since we lost our 'outside workshop'. We'd kept a marquee up since our village festival, Fangfest (I know, Fangfest sounds more like a mad dentist's jamboree but is in fact our annual celebration of art & craft) and had used it to prepare parts for Bigger Bertie. But a fortnight ago the tail end of a hurricane literally blew it away, so Bigger Bertie's bits have had to be kept inside in the workshop.

Touch wood the forecast this week is fair and we're finishing and varnishing the rockers outside. Sam is making some great turmed end pieces and all is progressing.
'Is it really going to be readyin time?' folk keep asking. I reply:

BIGGER BERTIE WILL ROCK!

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