A friend of mine from Viz just emailed to say that he was listening to Just a Minute and heard one of my Viz jokes mentioned by Richard Herring (“these people who go around saying ‘the best things in life are free’, clearly haven’t read The Metro”)
I was quite pleased about that.
If you want to listen again (doubtful I know– this is something that’s only going to be of interest to me...) then follow this link. It’s 17ish minutes in.
And now back to tales of my house.
Sorry, it’s all I’m doing at the moment so I have nothing else to blog about.
So, this weekend I went to my parent’s house, partly to see them, partly to retrieve clothes and possessions that wouldn’t fit in my grubby stop-gap rental flat, and partly to visit a tea room in Rye which is run by the Canterbury Oast Trust, a charity that provides my brother’s living and working arrangements.
The tea room is currently exhibiting a number of art works from the Rainbow Gallery, a studio where my brother and a number of other adults with learning difficulties produce pictures, paintings and craft items.
I bought three pictures for the house (click to maximise):
The third one was produced by my brother.
It’s a batique, and you can’t see this without being up close, but he stitched a lot of the detail.
A big achievement for someone who was never supposed to even walk or talk!
You can commission a piece from the gallery, or buy limited edition prints. Just email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The money goes back to the charity and you directly contribute towards the personal development of someone with a disability.
If you aren’t in need of any pictures, but want to give money to this amazing cause, then you can always donate to my JustGiving page.