Sunday, 6 September 2009
A happy, slightly spotty post!
More about the tree in a minute!
We've had a terrific summer, as I hope all of you have as well. Little crafting, but lots of exciting things to do, so no time to miss the crafting.
On Thursday and Friday, I had my eldest all to myself as the others had gone back. With three children, it's unusual to have one to one time, so I made the most of it. Thanks to a suggestion from my 8 yr old, who's already done it for a party treat, we decided to go on the Duck tour. I'd wanted a way to show her several of London's sights but we only had a limited time. The Duck tour was brilliant for that and fun as well. It sets off just beneath the London eye...
We had Desdemona. We chose a good time - an early trip, so it wasn't completely full, which was a bonus as we wanted to sit on the raised seats at the back. Here's a shot of another Duck we passed on the Thames bit of the trip.
Afterwards we strolled along South Bank, where there are always lots of mime artists and this entertainers. I love street entertainers, as they are often terrific, but never usually get the chance to stop and watch. If you see this guy if you are ever there, he is well worth stopping and watching. He is extremely funny. He was getting notes from the audience in the collection, he was that good.
As for the spotty trees.
We saw more and more of them. 25 in fact. They are nearly finished with now, and lots of grafitti on them, but they look stunning from a distance, and even close up still. They are an art installation promoting a exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, which we spotted because we spied another spot thing on the Hayward's Terrace and thought we'd investigate.
We had an hour before we needed to get the train, so decided to rush in and see it. I'm so glad I took her. It was a perfect exhibition for children (bar one exhibit which we could have avoided if we wished!).
We both loved it.
Now, I rarely post pics of myself, but I just have to post this one. It sums up everything about my trying to find quiet corners to read this summer (reading being an obsession of mine... always very difficult with littleys who will always seek you out. I've read this one over the past week, and have found it an amazing book - really loved this one, and so sorry I've now read all five books she's produced... can't wait for another. She's an incredible writer.
Anyway, in this pic, my little darlings have gone to extremes to be near me. I love being a mum!
Hate wearing glasses though!!!!! ;-)