• Tim Dowling: A parcel arrives for me. It's a tasty insect medley

    15 days ago - By The Guardian

    My ambition is for the birds of the air to land on me. But have I really thought this through? Of my two big lockdown projects, one is well ahead of schedule: the iron table legs I am restoring have been stripped and primed, and are ready to paint, fully two weeks before the delivery date for the top I ordered. When it arrives, I will cover it with a mosaic made from broken bits of Victorian crockery I picked up in the park the year they redid all the paths, and have saved ever since in case of global pandemic. “It's going to be hideous,” my wife says.
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