Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Matey (matey...matey...) aka Bobby

Bobby Walkinshaw was one of Dad's best friends once he moved to Invercargill after the war.

Originally they worked together at Richardsons Builders but then went to Ocean Beach, where at one part they asked Dad to fire Bobby. He wouldn't, so they left together and went to Steel & Tube. This photo was taken in the tea room there in the 1960s.

Bobby used to call Dad "Matey", except that he never just said it once, it was always "Matey Matey Matey". I can remember whenever he came to visit us after we left Invercargill he loved to play cards, share many a flagon with Dad, rub his hands together all the time with the cold (really? it was Nelson, and he had come from Invercargill!) and generally drive Mum crazy lol.
I love love LOVE this paper - Scrap Yard from Kaisercraft...I'm sure this won't be the only page from this collection! And it's all available here from Joanna at The Paper Teapot.
The Barbed Wire Chipboard is from 2Crafty, and the cog wooden veneer is from WOW.
Also LOVE the Prima Mica Flakes which I have set into the coloured gel. The gel, flakes and veneers are also all from The Paper Teapot.
Here's a close-up for you
I hope you like this - have fun creating with it like I did!

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