I feel totally smug now for being so organised :) It won’t last I’m sure…
So – last weekend it was lovely and sunny – let’s hear it for fantastic weather! We’ve missed you, sunshine!
(**edited to add, feedback email sent, I hope it gets back to her and more importantly her boss**)
On Sunday we got up bright and early, had a delicious breakfast of left over pizza which always tastes better cold the next day (and which, for once, thanks to me duct taping all the boxes firmly shut and putting a heavy weight on top, had not been eaten by the cat overnight), and headed up the motorway to Sunny Shropshire.
We have annual passports for the Ironbridge museums that are due to run out soon, and although we’ve been up there twice already, there were still a few things that we wanted to see before our year was up.
First we made a return visit to the Enginuity science museum as the kids love that one. They are currently hosting an art installation called Core which we went to have a look at. You had to be taken in there by a member of staff as it’s pitch black inside. I embarrassed the whole family by saying to the kids “the man is going to take us in” and then on seeing the pony tail from behind “I mean the LADY is going to take us in, sorry”, only for the very much male ponytailed member of staff to turn round and glare at me. Ooops. At least I got it right the first time :) Luckily he didn’t trip me up when we got into the dark room.
The installation itself was kind of cool – you are in this huge room (it’s an old Victorian engine shed) with 5 massive screens on the wall. And they are all you can see as it’s all totally dark. There’s a random kind of electronic music playing and there are all these translucent humanoid shapes tumbling around. Jay wasn’t overly impressed, he said they just looked like giant Windows screensavers. And he was right really :) But they were really COOL giant screensavers :)
Next we walked up to the Darby Houses. I didn't really know what these were but wanted to go and see them purely because my middle son is called Darby and I wanted to see his houses :)
Connor - the daughter I never had :) :) :) --->
I loved my olden days dress - I wanted to keep it!
|couldn't resist these little keyrings :)|
All in all another fun day out. I do love the weekends.
Some positives from the rest of the week:
- on Tuesday we hit the mid point in our ‘100 goals in 1001 days’ family challenge and it was fun to have a round up of what we’ve achieved so far
- also on Tuesday, my Canadian blogging pal Carol went to the Vancouver stop of the Sketchbook Project and checked out my book - yay :D She wrote a fantastic blog post about it which was a treat to wake up to on Wednesday morning.
- on Thursday, a pressie in the post from another blog buddy (you’re a nice bunch out there aren’t you :) )– a strip of vintage bus tickets (can’t wait to use these in a collage or the like) and some Cyrillic language tape (ditto!) – thank you Sue! Love the envelope too!
And that’s it for this week.
I’m hoping to have some actual things-wot-I-have-made to show and tell before we get to next week’s RYWF post! I’ve been a bit lazy and unproductive recently, lots of early nights tucked up with a book or an episode of Eureka, not so much burning of the midnight oil which is when I usually get the most done. Must shake myself out of that….
But at least I got my Friday post done on time, huh? :)
Linking up at Virginia’s blog in 3….2….1…..