Weekending with Amanda @ Habit of Being
Nola and I spent the morning peacefully pottering around in the garden.
I read a little and we curled up for a little nap before lunch.
We had a quiet afternoon.
In the evening Tani took them all to see "Visualise" a performance art duo, at our local theatre.
It was very exciting to go out to the theatre while it was almost dark!
The girls returned home with bright eyes, balloons and lots to tell! Visualize, mime their whole act so their performances are very mesmerizing to watch.
We headed off to Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of Issac Newton.
We wondered around the house, learnt about Issac Newton's life.
Visited the room where he was born and the room where he discovered that light is made up of every colour.
They had also preserved a "graffiti sketch of a bird that he had etched into one of the walls as a child!
At least I know it's not just my kids that draw on the walls!
The girls even found some windfalls from the very orchard that incpired Issac Newton's discovery of Gravity.
The rural crafts that were on show were really interesting.
The girls struck their own coin, and saw a blacksmith at work.
We all had a lovely long conversation with a wooden spoon maker.
He was such a wonderful inspiration!
He had been carving spoons for 50 years and loved to share his art with young people who had an interest.
Emmy and Boo told him all about the wooden spoons and buttons they had made and he gave them lots of advice on which timbers work best for which spoons and the best ways of preparing the wood.
We bought two of his spoons.
The wood carries a buttery texture and is infused with a soulfulness that is rare to find.
When we asked him if he had an on line shop he laughed , "No! I still have one foot in the swamp."
How nice to find a crafts person who works for the simple love and joy of passing on a tradition!