Friday, 18 June 2021



Am I imagining it, or are ITV sneaking in snippets of the Happy Mondays choon Tart Tart, before they go to the adverts on their Euro coverage????!!!!

I keep hearing it, and I'm convinced!!!
Someone on there must have a sense of humour.
I loved this track, (was it in 1989???), and I even had it on a video!!
It was just before the horror show of Step On, when they went terrible and I gave up with them.
Happy daze tho, and at least it has raised a smile in these dismal times....


Tuesday, 15 June 2021


Sorry I haven't been very active online recently ... but I've been very active offline ... which, to be honest, is far more important!

Recent activities have included driving to London in a hire van with Carya Gish to pick up a huge collection of books.

Restoring bits of Mid-Century furniture.

Sourcing amazing stock.

Sorting out that huge collection of books.

Oh, and most importantly of all, watching tonnes of football on the telly!!!! 




Saturday, 29 May 2021




Tomorrow I'll be at the Giant Shepton Flea Market at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset.

This is a stonking vintage extravaganza, so run along and get shopping!!!

I've got loads and loads of amazing stuff to sell, including original artworks, vintage funfair sign and a Royal Navy jacket ...

... and much much more!!!

See you there!!!

Friday, 21 May 2021


I'm off to Devon for the next week, so ArtPix activities will be temporarily suspended ... apart from looking for new stock!!

Will be back on 28th May, so be warned, I won't be able to sort out anything on my Facebook Marketplace until then.

You can of course still pop along to The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset, where my unit is flying at the moment. Got tonnes of vintage goodies in there.

And on 30th May I'll be at the Giant Shepton Flea Market in Somerset! 

If you are in the area, do come along as this is a fantastic event, and I've got loads of new stuff to show.

That's it for now folks, ta ta for now!

Saturday, 15 May 2021


Cup finals ...... dontcha just luv 'em ....

You look forward to them, and they usually end up in spectacular disappointment.


Kinda like life at the moment really ...

Friday, 14 May 2021


It's FA Cup final day once again, with CHELSEA playing LEICESTER CITY!

Despite the competition forever being shunted around and disrespected, for me it still retains its magic.

It may have slowly been pushed down the priority list by certain clubs, either chasing the hallowed top 4, or by teams desperately trying to avoid relegation, but to the fans it will always have a certain aura.

You can still find giant-killing stories, and brilliantly you can also still see fans waving slightly rubbish looking handmade FA Cups, made of cardboard and covered in tin foil. Classic.

Third Round day in early January always has a special place for me, there is something different in the air.

Modern day games I've been to always seem to throw up a meeting with a lower league club, who miraculously have found 6,000 fans all of a sudden, when their average is barely a thousand-odd. They then proceed to sing to you, "Where were you when you were ****"!! I'm guessing irony doesn't happen for some, but that is another bit of Cup magic that always makes me laugh.

In my younger days, a Cup Final for my team was a distant dream. I would always watch the finals, but always at the back of my mind, wondered what it would actually be like for them to be there.

We made the odd Quarter-Final in my youth, until finally getting to Wembley in 1994. Which was a disaster. Although I wasn't there, I was at Wembley for the Semi-Final, which was one of the funniest and most chaotic matches I ever went to. And I don't mean on the pitch. I still laugh today at some of the sights I saw that day.

When we did win it in 1997, the feeling was indescribable. The following day's victory parade is another treasured memory of a manic and insane day.

Despite my team getting to multiple finals since, I STILL haven't actually seen them play in a final, having never managed to get a ticket. Football for the fans eh?

At least some lucky people will be a Wembley for this year's final. And I hope a few more treasured memories can be made. 

Win or lose, up the Blues!