Regular readers of this blog may have noticed a reduced frequency of posts, and none at all where I'm making things, during the last few months. That's because most of my creative energies have gone into making this 8-foot Gherkin costume.
I'll be running the London Marathon in it. I'm doing this to raise funds for The Cure Parkinson's Trust - a charity which works to support research into this horrible condition.
Confused? Check out gogherkin.com. There I've explained why I'm running in aid of Parkinson's research, and why I chose to run as the Gherkin. You can also see pictures of the costume under construction, and find out more about the marathon challenge (I'm hoping to run it in 3:15-3:30, despite the costume's weight (5 kg) and wind resistance!
If you'd like to sponsor me and support Parkinson's research, please go to www.justgiving.com/gogherkin. But not before you've watched the video below. Whether you find it motivational or just plain ridiculous, I hope you enjoy it - and if you do, please share it!