Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Lot

Today we took a little off shoot trip to visit Richard's friend's Keith & Miranda, in the Lot valley near the Dordogne. WOW & wow again.
They were so welcoming even though Richard hasn't seen Keith for 30 years. Keith & Richard used to work on horse drawn vehicles & painting fairground rides together in Suffolk years ago. They have a gallery, Gallery Pomie. At the moment it has an exhibition called 'Icons'. Clever combinations of weird & wonderful stuff including a whale calling conch from the Arafura islands an Andy Warhol screenprint of Mao signed to Miranda & her sister and some Ronnie Wood prints
Keith is an amazing guy with a wealth of stories about strange & wonderful things. He used to organise rock concerts & their special effects for big rock acts including Pink Floyd. He told us tales of hiring a spitfire to fly in low over the crowd as they blasted fake stacks of amplifiers made of foam with machine gun fire, that then shattered all over the audience.
The weather has been sensational...we thought these were roses but they were actally Peonies.


kellyd said...

Bless you, girl.

I checked out the link to the gallery and they have an apartment to rent! You have my mind reeling with possibilities... possibilities that include a trip to the Dordogne.

I suppose it's too much to ask for internet access so I can live-blog the holiday?

Surely, you'd put in a good word for me?:-)

JoeyJoJo said...

Internet access wasn't great there, too far away. (Hard I know not to be able to blog-a-roonie).
The apartment was lovely...coolest place in the house on a hot day (besides the pool of course). You would love love love it. We'd put in a very good word for you..... on the condition that you come here first.......