A Bavarian Fairy Tale

The Event Every two years friends of ours organise and host ‘Allgauer Schnitzevent‘ in the Bavaria region of Germany. As well as tree carving, there’s an opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery and take part in family activities and games. Oh, and of course, there’s great German food and beer! The event is a wonderful way … Read more

Carved Day’s Night: Global Beatles Day

June 25th was Global Beatles Day. Yes, there is such a thing! The day celebrates the ideals of The Beatles, and honours them as individuals. We love the music of the Beatles, and with Simon also being a Liverpudlian, we couldn’t let it pass without a flashback to Simon’s Beatles carvings. Simon created The Beatles … Read more

Huskycup Flashback: Miners & Vikings

In a week’s time (8th-10th June) Simon and his wife Liz will be in Germany for The Huskycup. The Huskycup is an annual event in Blockhausen with demonstrations, exhibits, and a speed-carving competition. At one time it was a competition, but is now a more relaxed demonstration and exhibition event. Artists pair up over the … Read more

A Dutch Jungle Throne!

The Setting Every year the village of Garderen (Netherlands) is proud to be home to Zandsculpturenfestijn. It describes itself as  ‘Europe’s most beautiful sand sculpture park’  and has won several regional tourist awards. As well as sand sculpture, the outdoor part of the exhibit also features wooden carvings, completed each summer. Simon was invited to contribute … Read more