Friday, 14 January 2011

The Big Fish Fight

Half of all fish caught in the north sea are thrown back overboard dead...

This is due to legislation restricting the numbers of fish, such as cod, that can be caught. Unfortunately often fishermen through no fault of their own, end up catching certain types of fish even if they are targeting alternative species. 

If the quota has been reached for a certain species then they have no choice but to throw these fish back overboard. 

I recommend having a look at to join the campaign to change this ridiculous legislation of wasting thousands of tonnes of fish each year, which is perfectly edible. 

Also take a look at to read information about sustainable fish species, recipes and to watch the Big Fish Fight TV Program.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Museum of bad art

Ever thought you cannot draw,paint or make art?

Then maybe you should send your work to the Museum of bad art which "is the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its form".

Here are some examples:

Madonna with smile 

May in the mountains

Charlie and Sheba

Woman riding crustacean

Art so bad that its good.....

Here is the link to the website:

Or if you are ever in the USA you can visit the 3 separate art galleries housing the works (details on the website).

More holiday snaps.....

Here are some pics of Sienna.

Mmm gelato.

In the cathedral.

Views from the Panorama.

Another detailed roof.....

Monday, 15 November 2010

My Terrace.....

Here are images showing the development of my terrace from nothing but a series of paving slabs. The installation began in March-April 2009.

At first there was nothing.....

Initial planting..... 

Later in the year....

Summer 2010.....