Thursday, 30 July 2009


This evening I've been looking at books I would like to read. I've even been looking at some clothes. There's a jacket out there I would like for the cold snap. Its just a matter of weeks until September and the dark nights. But before all that I need a brew.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Lance, Wiggo

Here are some photos which my mate phil drury took on sunday, when he was clearly in Paris to see the final stage of le tour de france. I wish I'd gone. Wiggo is pictured above with a beer. Lance Armstrong is pictured riding the bike, which that man damien hirst had covered in butterflies.

Sketchbook Page

Readers this is another page out of my little sketchbook. Drawn as the rain threw it down and a brew sat on the side while cooling down.

Soaked Once Again

Once again I've got soaking wet whilst out on the bike. I got some funny looks from folks in there cars I'll tell you. Reet kettle on.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Dungaree Dude

I have drawn this dude up, what do you think readers. Reet I need a brew and a rethink, then more doodles I think.

Sketchbook Pages

Readers the Above are a couple of cheeky pages from one of my sketchbooks I'm working in at the moment.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Watch It

I need to crack on with some doodles after digesting "The Watchmen", I'm undecided whether I like that film. Scary but August is almost upon us, a matter of a few weeks before you see evidence of christmas in the shops very frightening, sigh, wheeze. Kettle on.

Sunday, 26 July 2009


I was quite intrigued to read that novelist Magnus Mills 55 from London whose books I've enjoyed is still working shifts as a bus driver. When his book The Restraint of Beasts got shortlisted for the booker prize in 1998 he quit driving buses. But he likes having a day job and can only write it turns out when he as no apparent spare time.


Just watched the trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes movie out later this year directed By Guy Ritchie looks interesting. I will check that one out but you cannot beat Basil Rathbone as Holmes, reet kettle on.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Essays In Love

Well readers, I have a collection of books I'm trying to read but I bought a copy of Alain de Botton's Essays In love on thursday, which I've been engrossed with. The man cannot write a bad sentence. I believe every person in a relationship or confused by the topic of love should read this book as it says on the reverse of the book. I've not been gripped by a book in ages, Its a great read.

Friday, 24 July 2009


I've just realized I've not completed reading "the Watchmen", and the film is out on dvd on monday. I've been juggling reading a host of books. I think my concentration span is bad, it works on tangents. I started reading summet last night which has me hooked I'm sure.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

All Good

Today I've got a new book which I'll tell you about as I digest some of it. Come on Wiggo!!!! reet after a long day I need a brew and indeed a sit down.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Paint It

Well readers all going well i should have my hands on a new book I've wanted for a few weeks full of paintings I love. Yesterday in the Le Tour how good was Lance with his catch up. Wiggins your a legend.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Comfort Zone

Well readers I've been grafting on an image which is a little out of my comfort zone for subject matter. But I'll plod on with it. Reet kettle on it looks cold out.

Monday, 20 July 2009

More T & A

Readers looking out my window it looks like it will be a nice sunny day fingerscrossed. Well done Bradley Wiggins in yesterdays stage of the le tour. I hope that man gets a podium position in Paris.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

More Miles

I've done the sunday morning bike ride thing after a quick read of the papers. I stopped off for a brew along the way. Will Armstrong make that move in todays stage of the Le Tour.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Danny Champion Of The World

The Roald Dahl book I love the most is Danny the Champion of the world, without a doubt. The genius of getting them pheasants. I re-read that book maybe 12 months ago. love it. Whats your fave Roald Dahl book.


Well readers on a personal level my legs ache from cycling. Heavens know how them lads feel in le tour. It will be interesting to see if Lance Armstrong or Alberto makes a move in the next two days. This morning I have to admit Tom Gauld's illustration in todays Guardian Review section made me chuckle, I love that one sir. I also learn they have made my second fave Roald Dahl book into an animation. I look forward to seeing "Fantastic Mr Fox" on the big screen.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


What is it with these young lads riding fixed gear bikes with a daft tache. A daft tache should be kept to these low budget adult movie sets that; I've heard about once down a rare trip to the boozer. At my end the sun is out. Tomoz more rain on route, Boo!!!!!!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

One Of These Lance

Readers this is what Lance wants one of these a Yellow jersey. Come on Lance; yes you can. I'm quite liking the pink handlebar tape in this one. Reet I need a brew.

Rain Again

Once again it's raining got soaked on my bike a while back. I need to crack on with doodles. So readers what do you reckon to the recent photography posted on here?? answers and feedback to the usual address. 

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Tote bag

Many thanks for the emails about my tote bag I'm glad people like it. Tony Britton models it well.


I love this image of Olga, the styling by Nikki lloyd I loved on this one.

Fancy A Brew

Well I reckon I need a brew after updating this blog today.

More Apparel By Me

Here is yet another photo.

More Apparel By Me

Here is another photo by Andy Golpys which I liked from the other week. Where we projected some of my drawings onto the wall.

And Another Mug Shot

Another Photo

Here is another one of the images.


Here is an image where we projected some of my drawings onto the wall to create some drama / ambience. I quite like this image.


Here is another image of my pumps that I did a while back.


This is a cheeky mug I did for a fashion shoot a few weeks back.

Tote bag

And another photo

Tote Bag

Another photo of my new tote bag

Tote Bag

Some may have heard the I've done some tote bags here are the results. photography by Andy Golpys.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Pink Lycra

I got asked about my lycra the other day. Nope I don't own any lycra in pink. My collection of lycra for cycling is all black. reet I need a brew.

Rest Day

Well on le Tour it's a rest day. Come on Lance. Come on Wiggins aswell. Well at this HQ it's not a rest day for sure. There's doodles to be done and tea to be supped. We continue.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Not Hungry

today I spotted a hare this morning on the bike; it had huge ears and legs, plus spotted a divvy driving using a mobile phone not a good combo. Last night watched Marley and Me on dvd and yes by the end of the movie I had a lump in my throat. I'll tell you that in the tree of trust.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

My Mum

Happy Birthday Mum. Readers I've had a massive feast with the family. Good times. I've been out on my bike its all good today.

Thursday, 9 July 2009


Well readers I've discovered there is a bike out there called "The Ultimate Al", I shall bear that in mind when shopping for my next bike. Today I've come up with this one of my personal faves I think, Im really happy with it for now


Readers check this couple and there pet dog in the snazzy headwear. Looking out my window this mmorning there's more rain. Meanwhile I've been enjoying cheeky interviews on planet armstrong. Interviews with Ben Stiller supporting Armstrong's comeback. Will he have that jersey on the weekend. Or will Alberto?

Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Another photograph by mr Andy Golpys. I like this photograph.


readers here is some photography by Andy Golypys,make up by Sarah Meredith, stylist Nikki Lloyd. The shirt I illustrated is modelled by the gorgeous Sarah - May Whittaker.

A Big Pot

well readers I'm thinking Cav could win another stage in the Tour later and maybe Lance Armstrong could be in a yellow jersey.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009


Well reading through the papers the other day it seems recent good weather has meant the Brits have been visiting the pubs once more. I'll stick to a brew or cold pop.

Monday, 6 July 2009

July Rain

Well out my window its raining and and indeed thundering. It's still mild though. my legs ache readers. I'm not straying far today. Reet time to crack on with bits.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Stage Win

Well today on my bike ride I ended up with a rip in my shorts, not cool. Well done on Cav in todays stage win in le tour. Lance Armstrong still in 10th place but its still early days. I think its gonna be a great tour this year.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Another Hot One

Looks like it will be another hot day. The local Gala happens in my neck of the woods more importantly Le Tour gets under way. Kettle on. My advice chill some fizzy pop for later on. Reet I'm in search of some shortbread to nibble.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

In Search Of Cold Pop

Reet I'm in search of some cold pop I'll forfeit the tea for just one day I reckon. Well I might have a cheeky one much later.

Made And Sold

Al Heighton features in the forth coming book "Made And Sold" published by Laurence King in October 2009, designed and written by Fl@33. There are some talented creatives in there including Peepshow collective, Airside, Andy Smith, Kate Sutton and many more.

More Sun Eh!

Looking out the rectangle window the sun is already out big time. Readers wear your sunblock once more. My tan is looking dodgy. Good luck to Dom trevett and Mcfaul on there bike riding in the french Alps today. Bring on le Tour. The bike frames designed by leading artists for Lance Armstrong will be interesting to see in this years Le Tour.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Pop & Gum

Earlier on a walk to the post office I was taken with some bubblegum the shape of it smeared on a baking hot pavement. Just thought I'd share that with you. I'm on the cold pop trail big time at my end. A quick look at the papers I see the masses are hitting Brighton beach and other coastal destinations in the Uk.


I've just done some miles on the bike this morning before it gets stupidly hot again. Lots to do, keep calm, wear sunblock, carry on.