Pallets marked MB contain methyl bromide, a health hazard. I found one, but marked HT early this morning, round the back of Muswell Hill high street, so considered it safe to drag into the back garden, cut up into 10cm square squares, and start carving into DVD cover block prints. Whatever wood it is, I guess a soft pine, is ideal. Used an A4 pencil square drawing for the first image, an Elbow Sisters DVD cover. To go in my eventual online shop. May use the same print in L’ABC de la peinture Paris cafe exhibition in March, dates for which are now confirmed: Thu 2nd March – Fri 17th March 2017.