Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Well, we went up to town today to the Natural History Museum to meet up with Karol-Ann and her family (DH, DS1 & 2) who were down in London for a weekend. It was a lovely day - the boys had a great time and both my girls enjoyed looking after Toby, who is just he right age to look after (not quite 2) for girls of nearly 9 & nearly 11. After perusing some dinosaurs and whales and other stuff like that we went up to the Princess Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens where there is a rather large sandpit and climbing-on pirate ship. We spent quite a while there - you'll be surprised to hear that, I'm sure, what with all those small boys in tow....
Anyway, gifts were exchanged, the frog doorstop being one which came my direction, along with a lovely keychain/dangle thingy which I didn't take a photo of, and some things for the kids - a dinosaur fabric tote bag for Alex and little zippy bags for each of the girls. In the other direction, a toy dinosaur and shark found new homes, and a tie-dye shirt I had in hand. And the other thing which I gave her was this:
a little African cat mini, which you may recognise from the tease I showed the other day.
While I was out, lots of lovely goodies came to my house in the post -
These two things came from Anna - on the left is an ATC which is the first back from the challenge I issued a little while ago and on the right is a special bonus postcard she also included.
And I also got two other postcards - one from Celia for the autumn-themed swap with my dyeing group and the other, "T is for Time" from Priscilla.