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Sunday, 18 September 2011

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE 16 days to go...

BIGGER BERTIE'S BLOG - Day 1

16 days to go before Bigger Bertie's first outing - today (being Sunday) he's lounging in the workshop - I just popped in to look at him and ask myself this, can we make this humungous pile of monster parts transform into the biggest hand carved rocking horse? In a little over two weeks?

Today, Bigger Bertie is this: a lovely big hand carved horse's head and neck, full of charm and character and beautifully fashioned (if I says it myself what carved it) almost finished and with one gargantuan gleaming glass eye (more anon of the other eye and monster eyes in general), a pair of huge rockers 8.56metres long (that's 28 feet in old money - SOME ROCKER!), four legs (each approx 3 metres long and if I want to turn one over I have to enlist the help of a burly bloke, though fortunately burly blokes are in plentiful supply here at The Rocking Horse Shop) - and a large pile of miscellaneous rockers and body parts - and yet the answer (to the question will Bigger Bertie be ready to rock by the 4th Oct when we'll be rocking on down the M1 on our way to London's ExCell Centre and WorldSkills? - look it up) is YES!

Today, Sunday, we rest. Tomorrow we are working on Bigger Bertie's body.
We have decided this: BIGGER BERTIE ROCKS!
Watch this space.

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