Archive for December, 2011

Wayfarer and Chunukah

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
EV_IMG_2760_d.JPG I had to move my Wayfarer (named EV ) from one garage to another, changing winter quarters.
This is still a temporary home, a more reliable solution is needed before she can be renovated, story of my recent life too! Last night of Chanukah, a celebration of among other things of success against seemingly impossible odds.  Chunnukah_lights_IMG_2761_d.JPG (more…)

HM Schooner Pickle, cousin Jack to cousin Jack

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
The schooner Pickle, famed for racing the Trafalgar dispatches to England; I am working on a new painting of the schooner Pickle as she passed Mounts Bay Cornwall in light early morning airs.
Pickle is reputed to have spoken with fishing luggers who raced the news to the port of Mousehole where allegedly the Trafalgar news was first announced. I’m going to try and contact some of the Cornish lugger people.72_dpi_I_have_urgent_dispatches.jpg (more…)

Merry Christmas, Joueuse Noël

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Wishing you all the seasonal best, health and happiness in a better 2012

Je tu souhaite les joueuses fêtes, bon santé et un meilleur 2012  a_Joueuse_No_l___d.JPG

from Gordon

PS: If you have had spam sent using my email please accept my sincere (more…)

Christmas tree left out in the cold

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

The Marche Noel of Castelnau de Montmiral originally intended to take place around the village Christmas tree in les Place des Arcardes was moved due to stress of weather to the Salle des Fetes .   Christmas_tree_CdM_IMG_2607_d.JPG (more…)

A breath of fresh (Christmas) air

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Pyrenees_IMG_2571_d.JPG The day started with one of the clearest views of the distant Pyrenees (said to be 100 miles away)  in recent years.

What did this foretell?      CCS_IMG_2573_d.JPG (more…)

Illegal use of a false or misleading "from" address.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

False or misleading e mail header information.

Some halfwit is using at least 2 of my addresses and so far I’ve not discovered a way to stop this irritant fool, an example is given below.

This damaging our business and our relationships and as current practise is illegal, here follows some info and useful links.

Each and every violation of the provisions is subject to fines of up to $11,000. (more…)

Christmas carols are coming

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Christmas and snow are coming to Castelnau de Montmiral, here is a pop up pic from last year.  CDM_Christmas_tree_IMG_0130_d.JPG

The soprano (Dutch) Alexandra Elizinga will be singing with an English choir at  an Anglo French carol service Friday the 16 th (19.00 ish) in the beautiful ancient church, a marvelous setting.

The following day, the 17 th is scheduled as a special market day, Marche de Noël and will include carols sung in the centre of the village beside the Christmas tree. (more…)

Going for Gold

Friday, December 9th, 2011

A flagship and for a while forgotten painting of the renowned Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie is up for sale.   Ben_Ainslie___going_for_gold___IMG_2443_d.JPG

The painting can also serve to introduce ‘The Art of Gordon Frickers’ to some leading galleries and auction houses; which one will seize the opportunity to sell this unique picture? (more…)

French breath

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Dear Sir/Madam,

Road safety campaigner Chantal Perrichon welcomed the new measures as “going on the right road – I disagree, these are blanket measures which encroach on the freedoms of the responsible majority are anti social, unworkable and in some cases dangerous. (more…)