Today I met Nick Speakman from Hermitage-based 3D Wood. He's a chainsaw carver and can do some wonderfully artistic things with wood. At the moment he's working on a piece for a theatrical family, based on the theatrical comedy/tragedy masks. You can just see it inside his van. It's going to stand in their hallway, apparently!
Just want also to send my love and best wishes, and commiserations to anyone who was at the races at Newbury on Saturday. Those were such distressing scenes, when those two wonderful horses died after receiving what we presume, at the moment, was some sort of electrical shock.
Still on sport - I cannot believe I actually did this - what's happening to me? There I was at home, painting a door, when I caught sight of Wayne Rooney's amazing goal on TV on Saturday afternoon, against Man City, and I recorded it to show to my boys when they got home. What an incredible goal - thought to be Rooney's Best Ever! He was flipping through mid air, backwards and upside down and still managed to get it in the goal. Fantastic! As soon as my sons walked in the door (newly painted) I said: "you've just got to come and see Wayne Rooney's goal!" They thought I'd flipped myself.
Ooh - and congrats to everyone concerned with The King's Speech, after a triumphant evening at the BAFTAs.
All in all, a thoroughly good weekend.