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Model student

My brother’s collection of puppets, which he made while studying 3D Animation Technology at Staffordshire University, are bursting with detail.

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Going wild

 

serpent

The Craft Village was only a sliver of Wilderness, a sprawling festival in Oxford celebrating the arts and outdoors. You could try skills such as silversmithing, stone masonary, felt making and loads more unusual crafts. I spotted this serpent skimming through the field with turtle friend in tow.

Paper mache monsters

 

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What originally started off as a Basking Shark spotting trip down on the south tip of Cornwall turned into a surprise weekend of colourful events as the annual Golowan Pagan Festival, Penzance was in town.

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This banner in the middle of town tells a different story behind the festival preparations, ha ha!

I love gardening from my head tomatoes

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Here’s some tomatoes I grew from seed, which I then put into empty toilet roll tubes as seedlings (you can use any cardboard tubes). They’re biodegradable so you can stick the whole thing into pots or in the ground. I covered them with left over bits of wrapping paper to make them look cute, which seemed to work, as they sold out at the local summer fete. They’re great as beginner plants for kids and if you grow a variety like ‘Gardener’s Delight’, you’ll get a really good crop.