buoys. The Blob Buoy Collection (BBC) is growing with every low tide when I can get away and round the headland at Annestown or another of the flotsam-scooping coves of the Waterford coast. This time last year, I had been teetering about on top of a ladder decorating one of our ancient apple trees with recycled fruits de mer. For the wonderful 2014 that it has been, I invited a celebratory buoy-man to look out for us and over us . . . and by extension, you.