I have indeed been remiss with my blogging (see Toby's comment below). having said that, I haven't actually done much of late - the allure of being side tracked into various Robson family projects often proving too strong to resist :-)
I have however, made some progress with "project cage" (see the photo of the pinkish carved core in Toby's blog entry below). For now, all I want to say is that it will consist of a cast aluminium "cage" (the carved core) and that there will be a central "item" (for want of a less ambiguous description) trapped within said cage. It'll sit on some kind of lead-wrapped base. Or maybe oiled wood. Or possibly a carved potato. Who knows.