11.5cm x 8cm
26 years on and this is still a picture I am proud of ... based on the moon over the moors of West Cornwall painted in a kitchen in Sidcup - Kent / SE London (take your choice) - still in a clip frame - I said I would post this in the comments on my last image. The moon looks the same here - it's over Dartmoor instead.
l also thought it was a good image to illustrate my 6 random facts - having been tagged by Peggy Sue - the last couple of days at work have been relentless and I have felt wrung out - so it's taken a little while to respond - but first the "rules"
1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Write six random things about yourself.
4) Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
so here are my 6 random facts -
1. the Moon connection - my very earliest memory is standing in my cot - so I reckon I was about 18 months old ( I talked about this with my Mum to try and place it in time) - holding on to the rails - looking out of the window at an enormous full-moon. It's still as vivid in my mind today as ever it was. I still adore the Moon - my daughter seems to be equally obsessive.
2. One of the bloggers on this post - Ivor - was also a friend at school, and I have known him since 1970. In 1978 when we had both been at Uni / Poly for a year we met at my house and we created Sardine Surprise - a tasty snack consisting of Sardines and .... stuff, made memorable by the use of cochineal, which rendered the dish scarlet.
3. I became the youngest ever elected member of Cornwall County Council when I successfully stood for Penzance East ward in 1985.
4. I have been physically removed (by personnel of both the RAF and USAF - it was a double pleasure) whilst I was having a nice sit down on an airbase containing nuclear weapons - I happened to wander on to it with a hundred or so friends out for a country walk.
5. I was one of the 100 'civilian' charity reps in the funeral procession (following the coffin ) of Diana , Princess of Wales - possibly the single most surreal experience of my life.
6. I met my wife Debbie when we were cast members in a community millenium production ( 2000 strangely ) at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth ( 2 weeks run - 1,100 sell-out every night). It was called "Union Street" - I was dressed as a military policeman - Debbie was in a bikini and sarong - and still looks as lovely. When Debbie reads this she will find that very embarassing.
The following six people I have tagged in keeping with the spirit of this game - what they do with it is up to them......
SARAH - THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
IVOR - IVOR'S BLOG
THE ARFFS - THE ARFF ADVENTURE
BOX OFFICE GIRL - BOX OFFICE GIRL A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ...
ONE OTHER - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
SHOFY - MARIPOSA INALCANZABLE