Thursday 15 August 2013

You ain’t seen me right? (or “Where’s (the) Wally!)

Last night I was allowed out to play by Mrs Wife so Les and I attended Kent Bonsai Club’s August meeting as I’ve been interested for a while to see how “the other half” live. Quite surprised, and then playfully abusive, the members that I know made me feel quite welcome in their own way – most it seemed to involve me parting with money! Once the shock had worn off I had a chance to catch up as I’d not seen many of them since CKB last year.

I must admit that it was fairly “odd” to be, as Andy put it on the MBS Blog about Crawley, the other side of the fence but I had a great evening coming home with some good memories and some late 1990′s “Bonsai Porn”. It’s really funny looking at some of the magazines as I’ve now either worked or met many of the “artists” featured, a bit spooky – God they look so young!

I was “allowed” to get my hands dirty and create a “bloody Maidstone tree” (or at least set it on the right path) from a Field Maple with a stunning trunk. Many years work ahead but with the right care and styling this could be one of the better Field Maples on the “circuit”. Let’s hope that the owner is still talking to me next time I see her! So where will I “pop-up” next, who knows, it could be at your place!! SUTEKI Squirrel, over and out.