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Thursday, 11 September 2008


After the foot-calves jelly experience, I was fearing that bananas, lambs and gulls would be another dish that you fancy trying! Phew!
But I love the word association "lambanana".

The SLB show has now finished and 70 were auctioned off for charity on Tuesday evening. The final total was over £500K, approximately £400K of which will benefit the Lord Mayor's Charity. Lots of people did "the trail" - I achieved around 90. Sadly the guide price at the auction was too many ballet tickets for me.

I love the sculptures, they are just too cool for school, rather like someone I know..... :) the "five-a-day" was my pick of the 'bunch' hehe!

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