i forgot to mention that my friend Al~whose art website i have had on here from the begining, has now moved into the world of blogging~
i have put a link so you can all go and visit!
i met al on a wet and windy bournemouth clifftop, in, i think, 2000.
i had driven up to the cliff in my old vw camper to walk the two dogs i was looking after~al and his dog jodie were already there in his slightly more modern vw camper 'puf' and he introduced himself and if i remember rightly started to ask various technical questions about campers!
as it turned out we lived only five minutes away from each other and we ended up as good friends~and quite often al and jodie would stop by almost everyday.
our main occupation in the summer would be sitting on our balcony~we lived on the main road that led to Boscombe Pier which was five minutes down the hill~ so we used to sit and watch the poor tourists sit forever in a huge hot traffic jam while we sat and watched and had cool drinks!
and of course we had many camping trips together, mostly in a small campsite just outside of swanage.
since moving here we have not seen al or jodie as much as we had in the past and i hope when we move to the more accessable new forest we shall go back to having more visits and paying more visits to al's home!