I can fully understand you keeping quiet about your current project Richard, six new puppets eh?
My guess would be Dr Who - for the time travel - visiting the various ages of Punch, and Ken Dodd, patron of PJF and errr four Meerkats, cos they are now ubiquitous in British culture!
Look forward to the revelation. Not sure who's 2013 I will be having, I fancy taking it easy.
I've certainly had/still having fun with my assorted projects, having spent most of my life working in 2D design, on things with a short life-span it's much more fulfilling to work in 3D on something that could be around for quite a time, and with a puppet - unlike a piece of fine art it even has a 'life', of sorts.
Making isn't for everyone of course, but I'd encourage anyone to have a go.
I have always been inspired by the tale, I think it's about Bruce McCleod (have I got this right?) who after WWII couldn't get any entertainment work, his agent said all he had to offer was a Punch & Judy booking, so Bruce went home, knocked down the fence and made a set! What a star! But remember- it must be your own fence.
Don't believe everything you think!