'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Mr Phil Warren and His Matches.

For quite a few years now Phil has been making ships and aircraft from matches and their boxes.

I think such steady application should be rewarded, so I dedicate this post to him.
I have also written a poem in his honour.

I make my ships from matches
I've constructed flotillas and fleets
Some people think I'm crazy
But it's kept me off the streets.


  1. Good on him! What a great absorbing hobby - and good on you for honouring him with a special post, it's well deserved.

    1. He is an inspiration - living proof that if you peg away at something, little by little, you can create … flotillas!

  2. That's quite an astounding story. There's much going on like talent, creativity and just being persistent.

  3. This is amazing, a much better use of time than many folk achieve.

  4. He is single-minded, that's for sure!


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