Hello everyone, what a ghastly grey day! We had to pop up to London this morning for a doctors appointment for Jasper. Nothing serious thank goodness. Whilst up there, I managed due to the disgusting weather to get some power Christmas shopping done. You know, achieved a lot in a little time plus did not have to carry everything miles to the car as I popped in to the Cath Kidston shop in Wimbledon Village and one other lovely gift shop (privately owned). This Christmas, I am trying to give my money (via shopping of course) to smaller businesses who might find it tough to ride out the recession. I was able to get loads of little things for little peoples you know whats that only cost between £1 - £3 that will (hopefully) provide loads of entertainment at Christmas.
On Saturday the girls and I went to Hove Museum where we took part in a recycling art project. We made a light shade (that does not conform to any Health & Safety law - not pictured) and some christmas decorations using old carrier bags. The thinner carrier bags make the best baubles. I am going to make a some white ones to hang in the lounge window.
We had a lovely lunch in the cafe/restaurant, then after more crafting in the afternoon we popped upstairs where there is a large room full of old toys that have been very imaginatively displayed. There is an old train track that runs under the floor and one can lift little flaps (like mouse hole doors) to see its progress under the floor.
Downstairs part of the museum has an area dedicated to drawing for children. There are worksheets and crayons and pencils. There are strings with silver pegs to hang up any art work you may wish to leave behind. Please double click on the photo and it will enlarge so you can read it - I was very touched and amused (and thought you would be too) to read the following letters:-
Next to it someone had kindly taken the trouble to reply!
In case you have forgotten, because I had until I looked back at the photo, Sunday was actually quite bright. On a grey, dismal day like today it is so easy to forget! Anyway, a couple of hours were spent in bed Sunday morning (nursing a back ache - occured like one of those comedy moments when someone puts their back out in a sitcom - only not funny!) Don't get any ideas either I was not swinging from a chandelier when I did the damage - lifted my arm to dry my hair with the hairdryer! Like a lot of you I have been enjoying reading my Country Living Magazine this weekend. Look here it is on my bed, slightly out of reach due to poorly back ache and I am being heavily interuppted with paper aeroplane making for Jasper!!!! Plus half the bed became a runway!
Have a great week everyone!