Monday, 31 May 2010

Chelsea Lizard

While at the Chelsea Flower Show, we saw this wired Lizard at a bargain price and just had to give him a home. He's supposed to go outside but we decided to put him inside instead.
We have a large wall area above the window on the stairwell and felt this would be the perfect place for him to live. He's about 3ft long.

Elephants on Parade 2010 - Page 5.

Elephant 208 - Kingdom
Artist: Rebecca Campbell
Location: Sloane Square

Elephant 190 - Josephine
Artist: Patrice Moor
Location: Sloane Square

Elephant 13 - Doors
Artist: Ratchadapol Mueannoo
Location: Duke of York Square, Kings Road

Elephant 59 - The Elephant in the Room
Artist: Anna Masters
Location: Duke of York Square, Kings Road

Elephant 62 - Gaia Elephant
Artist: C. MacLeod, K. Darke, C Jackson
Location: Kings Road

Elephant 127 - Gloria
Artist: Joanna Martin
Location: Sloane Square

Elephant 57 - Help!
Artist: Angela Connor
Location: Royal Hospital Chelsea

Elephant 187 - Heavenly Jewel
Artist: Nilesh Mistry
Location: Leicester Square

Elephant 222 - The Princess Elephant
Artist: Samantha Buckley
Location: Leicester Square

Elephant 126 - Untitled (Gajaraja)
Artist: Jitish Kallat
Location: Leicester Square

Elephant 221 - Cholai
Artist: Samantha Buckley
Location: Leicester Square

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Friday 28th May, Robert and I visited the Chelsea Flower Show.
Here a re a few of the 100's of photographs I took :)

Below is a water tank in the Trailfinders Garden.
It was quite amazing and was bubbling like mad, we really wanted to take a dip as it was a very hot day.

Beautiful stonework below of a Peacock at The Victorian Aviary Garden.

This is the Cancer Research Garden which I think was my favourite.
I loved the "steps" created with the box hedge.

A Bee enjoying the AOC Lavender in the L'Occitane Garden.

A beautiful Blue Iris.

Crystanths from inside the Marquee.
I showed these to Jane Gill today who's going to try to recreate them with paper punches, can't wait for the results.

I just love the structure of the flower below.

The M&G Garden.
Something a lot of people could actually achieve in their gardens.

Stone Roses.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Happy 50th Birthday Lynn.....

Today is my very good friend Lynn's 50th Birthday - hope you have a lovely day Lynn.

Last night we went to the local Chinese restaurant, The Princess Garden to celebrate.

I got Lynn some balloons from the party shop in her favourite colours :)

Here she is blowing out her candles...

Lynn's sister Sylvia got balloons too - a big 5-0!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Elephants on Parade 2010 - Page 4

Unfortunately, due to a pulled muscle in my leg, the safari has been temporarily halted.
Here are some I collected earlier in the week....

Elephant 155 - Elephantastic
Artist: Lily  Marneffe
Location: Devonshire Square, Nr Liverpool St Stn

Elephant 60 - Map Elephant
Artist: Anna Simmons
Location: Devonshire Square, Nr Liverpool St Stn

Elephant 196 - Izzy
Artist: Paul Roberts
Location: Lime Street, by the Lloyds Building

This one is so clever, see the way the train goes from his leg to nose via the "tunnel"

And a paddle steamer on the other side...
Based on Isambard Kingdom Brunell, and with a sense of humour...

Elephant 2 - Radja
Artist: Wilairat Tano
Location: Market Place, Nr Oxford Circus

Love the detail...

Elephant 152 - Frank
Artist: Leinz
Location: Market Place, Nr Oxford Circus

Elephant: Elephish
Artist: Mariana Bassani
Location: Foubert's Place/Regent Street

Elephant 113 - Monopoly Community Chest
Artist: Hasbro and invited artists
Location: Inside Hamleys, Regent Street.

Elephant 114 - Zambi
Artist: Donna Goes, Hasbro Inc
Location: Inside Hamleys, Regent Street

Elephant 34 - Little Moo
Artist: Turdsak Piromkraipak
Location: Cavendish Square, W1

Elephant 206 - Mr Bojangles
Artist: Princess Pea
Location: Cavendish Square

Elephant 223 - Rangoli
Artist: Sandie Cook
Location: Cavendish Square, W1

Elephant 37 - Woodland
Artist: Nartkanok Laomata
Location: Cavendish Square, W1