Hamish the Shrunken Head

It was my birthday last month. The big Two Five – eek, how did that happen? I’m still seventeen at heart.

Apart from loads of new books and a shiny new bookcase to put them in, I also received, from my brother, what is probably one of the most favourite gifts I have ever received in my life.

Meet Hamish:


Is he not both handsome and magnificent? I’ve always wanted a shrunken head ever since first going on the Jungle Cruise in Disney World. Why don’t they sell ‘em in the gift shop, I asked? Apparently not everyone is as fond of the shrunken dead things as I am. Go figure.

But now, after all these long years of waiting and wishing, good ol’ little bro comes through big style. It’s his birthday next month and his effort with Hamish has paid off because I have got him some seriously cool presents, which I am valiantly resisting keeping for myself.

Unsurprisingly, Suki has also taken a shine to Hamish. She likes weird things too. Here they are together:  

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6 Responses to “Hamish the Shrunken Head”

  1. Rob Says:

    I think Suki is just glad she is no longer #1 oddsfish in the lair of Axe! 🙂 glad to hear it paid off for my bday, although a smile was enough! x

  2. Charlie Says:

    The head looks… interesting.

    Belated happy birthday 🙂

    There are days when I wish I could still have the Katie Melua lyric “feeling 22, acting 17” as my slogan.

  3. Laurence Brown Says:

    Eeek! that’s really weird! how could you like such a shrunken head?? I’m 100% sure that besides Suki, no one else can really like it.

  4. Laurence Brown Says:

    Weird but cool! The car was amazed too. I hope you’l get your brother some weird stuff too in exchange for his gift to you.

  5. mark thorold Says:

    I found the pic by accident whilst tracing my works . Glad he’s being enjoyed by you ,I love to see my babies go to a good home 😉

  6. Alex Bell Says:

    Hi Mark. The shrunken heads are amazing – my brother got one for my Dad too and it looked totally different. Think I could become a collector!

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