I love the idea of this look-a-like project with people who look alike but aren’t related. I find it interesting the way some people can see look-a-likes in people that others just find ridiculous. Like the time a girl was gobsmacked that no one had ever told Tom how much he looks like Cameron Diaz.
I had such a good send off from Bristol from everyone, but one of the best and possibly the most unique and at the same time frightening presents I had was this Tom Boonen puppet theatre. Look there is me and Tom Boonen cycling down the Champs-Elyse
in Paris and if you move the wires the cloud moves back to reveal Eddy Merckx. Thanks to Rosie and Rich who I know were quite scared they had even thought of making it.
I am moving to London on Friday. I am going to miss Bristol, probably mostly for the papping potential. It is good to pap here because of the vast amounts of exposed wet mud in the Avon and the new cut. A pap is the action of throwing a suitable item into the mud and watching and hearing the ‘pap’.
Tom Smith did you introduce me to the art of papping?
I can remember most of the papping experiences I have had here but a few stick in my mind.
I once papped a toffee eclair. I took off the wrapping and the reason it was so exciting was because of the two tone nature of the toffee and chocolate brown hitting the mud. It was also pretty much the right weight.
But the best one I think was yesterday. Walking through London after looking at out new flat I picked three conkers for a future pap. Then on the way home in bristol the conditions were pretty ideal and I papped all three, one after the other. It was ideal. Perfect shape, light enough to stop just below the surface of the mud but heavy enough to make a volcano like hole (on a smaller scale).
I like the idea that I gave some of my new home to my old home said my own special goodbye to Bristol.