My risky idea paid off! The one thing that really needed improving from last year’s post was it’s base. It was touch and go whether it would stand, so this year I needed a much more permanent solution. I’ve used plaster before in other art works so I know it’s a great firm holding agent. But would it work for this? The idea was to use the empty paint pot from the build, mix some plaster, then pour this into the pot surrounding the pole. I had no idea though how I was going to keep the post upright and straight overnight. After a long balancing act using protruding stones from the wall I began to pour in the mix of plaster. I left it there as I went to work fearing that when I returned it would no longer be upright! Yet in the morning as I removed it from the wall, I was so happy to find it had worked! The plaster had dried and it stood up proud and tall!