Helen is in Reno for the annual stencilling convention and I have been left in charge. Mmmm, what can I get up to? For starters, I will post this photo of the lovely Clara Bow posing with her stencilled surfboard. Yes, a stencilled surfboard. Why not? My first edict, "Stencil anything!" I would even stencil my own surfboard, if I had one. Surfing in the north of England you wonder? In fact, surfing is very popular along the Northumbrian coast. Apparently it is a bit of a secret hot spot with surfers because it is quiet up here in terms of population and visitors, but we have a very volatile and challenging coastline. But I digress. Yes, you can stencil anything you can paint onto so most things are possible. I hope to come up with some ideas, inspiration and good deals for readers over the next couple of weeks. I shall let the power go straight to my head. Feel free to tag along.