Do I know this pair?

Do I know this pair?

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

open to all

Hi everybody,

We have presented our collaborative project to our youngers and betters, otherwise known as students and tutors and now it is your turn, anybody who feels like joining in is welcome to take part in our Postal Strike.
You know the rules, nothing illegal or unsuitable for children, this is a family site. Images in JPEG format and send them to so that I can upload them to the blog.


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Thanking you all for being so silly.....

So far the following silly people have risen to the challenge to do something silly with a post box or have photographed someone else doing something silly with a post box and have sent in their images. We thank them all very, very much.

They are:

Alex, Polly and Zoe

Chris B
Chris E-B, Jessie and Justine
Diane and Bill
Kevin and Loo
Sarah and Graham
Stephen and Natalie
Tania and Colin

Going Bananas

Bananaman strikes again, maybe in East Dulwich.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Hello silly people! Our lady from Guernsey has returned. She told me last night that she thinks that I will be impressed with her efforts. She added that having her photo taken with the post boxes was a highlight of her break! Her sister has promised to upload the images to us. Whoopee!/Cool! (It depends on your generation!)

Most of our postal strikers have commented that they had fun doing their silly thing. If YOU enjoyed it (even a bit)


Monday, 14 March 2011

A big thankyou

A big thankyou to all you postal strikers who have contributed so far.
The blog is now open for comments so feel free but remember child friendly rules ,okay?
For the record you have 'struck' in the following locations so far:

Manor Lane Halesowen West Midlands
County Park Avenue, Halesowen West Midlands
Park Mead, Cranleigh Surrey
Chiswick, London
Greenwich, London
East Dulwich, London
Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
Westminster Bridge Road, London
Moseley, Birmingham
Kings Heath Park, Birmingham
Vicarage Road, Birmingham
Woodthorpe Road Birmingham
Guernsey is pending !!!! we hope.

This one is a bit of a blast, light the touch paper and retire.

There's always somebody with big ideas.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Gary Misses Out

Hello silly people. One of our Kings Heath Park dog-walkers - the lady mentioned in my last post - should now be enjoying her stay in Guernsey.

You will remember that the post boxes in Guernsey are blue .......? Well, we're hoping that, by this time next week, all of the post boxes but one in Guernsey will be blue!

Unfortunately, this is a non-profit blog so we were unable to send Gary Endall, our official dog-walkers' photographer, to Guernsey to record the event.

Scotsmen in kilts, flabberghasted nuns, short-sighted old ladies, florally adorned fashion-conscious blue-rinsers and brown paper wrapped post-boxes will have to speak for his professional touch!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Pat's getting into the swing!

Hello again silly people doing silly things with post boxes! I hope that you are enjoying your silly blog as much as Jen and I are.

Please ask your friends to do something silly if the mood takes them in the locality of a post box - and send us a photo. Postal strike could go global!
Being silly is so life enhancing: I always thought that there must have been a valid reason for my early start.

Keep checking. New shenanigans are arriving at a steady rate. Look out for a lady who has just left for Guernsey where, she tells me, the post boxes are blue. Well, we can't have that, can we?

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Even more Greenwich!

Must have a good Dentist

I've told you not to stick your tongue out before.

Is it a stamp licker?

More Greenwich

You should really give it up you know.

How Rude!



Party time ?
Get me out of here!

Monday, 28 February 2011

London Postalstrike

During a weekend in London, we decided that interfering with the postbox outside Millbank was not a good idea, The CCTV cameras were rather obvious and after the student protests ----------!!!!!

Westminster Bridge road was quieter, Kevin looked a treat in his pillar box red wet weather gear!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Saturday February 19th The Photoshoot

08.00 Cryptic e-mail from Gary, our photographer - the rain is beating down but he assumes that, since we're British and therefore intrepid, we'll wish to persevere.

"Absolutely", I reply instantly.

Every morning at 08.00 these stoical persons meet for a happy hour in Kings Heath Park with their canine companions.

Today has been no exception. At 09.50 they regroup, dripping. Graham is already wearing his kilt. Diane carries a suspiciously bulgy plastic bag. Gary repairs to his car to collect his camera. Pat dives into the boot of hers and emerges transformed. We look at each other and laugh. Texts are sent to to Jess and Amanda: 10.00 a.m. and we're on our way !

Postal strikes hit Surrey

I have it on good authority that Surrey has experienced its first postal stike.

Okay, exactly how did she get up there?

She should have gone to Specsavers

Graham is a little late posting his haggis

Sister Conceptua thought she had ordered The Tablet

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Location Location Location

It would be great if everybody noted the location of their postbox/es, usually on the front of said box.

Eventually, we aim to produce a map of strikes and when/if we go global then it could be fun, who knows ?

Apparently there is a website of all postbox locations in the UK. Food for thought ..............

Here we have a couple of 'patient postboxes' for you all to peruse.
Is he a real doctor I wonder ?

Cough !

Open wide !

Monday, 21 February 2011

In the park

 Pat will have more to tell you about this, but briefly there was a photoshoot in the vicinity of Kings Heath Park at the weekend and the results were brilliant, despite hostile weather conditions.
Here we have some of the first photos, impressive don't you think?


Flower Power ?
All wrapped up
Should I push harder ?

Ah! Got it !

Get me out of here

Just for information

At the end of our project we are planning to print some of the images received, decided by an independent person and print them on postcards.

These will be posted out to all participants with details of this blogsite and then we will welcome comments.

Until then we are retaining control of the site as it will be our presentation.

So far so good

Surely not them! I thought they were respectable.

Perhaps this is a clue to their whereabouts?
'ello 'ello 'ello

I believe they are quite dangerous.

 Some great pictures coming in. Thankyou very much.

Friday, 18 February 2011

First pictures

Should I bring flowers?
 As you can see we have had our first postbox photos. Is there a prize for being first?
No, I thought not.

A few hiccups

We have had a few hiccups with the blog down to to our total lack of experience. Pat is now an administrator and hopefully will be able to access and insert blogs.
The insertion of pictures has also presented challenges. Different formats being just one minor problem.
All good fun.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Pat and Jen's Collaborative project " Postal Strike"

Have you heard of Banksie? or Guerilla knitters? Have you seen the film "Exit through the Bookshop" Well here's something different........

Pat Needle and Jen Ball are planning to challenge volunteers   

 " to do something silly with a postbox" 

This can be with/on/to/or from a postbox.
It can involve people, animals or artefacts.
Nothing illegal or rude this is to be child friendly and we don't want anybody breaking the law.