|Halloween in Summer?|
Hasn't it been gorgeous? It has been so hot we've had to open actual windows in the library!
Actually it seems a bit strange at the moment at work as we are gearing up for our Summer Reading Challenge 2013.
This is where we encourage school children to keep up their reading skills over the summer holidays by taking out and reading six books.
The strange thing is that this year's theme s CREEPY HOUSE - and it seems like we are putting up Halloween decorations in the blazing sun.
|Summer Skeleton :-)|
|Chick Lit Galore|
If you are looking for an easy reading gem that is a real page-turner - I have just read this one: Lost and Found by Tom Winter.
I loved it - great writing style makes it gripping - I couldn't put it down. It was about a dissatisfied woman, Carol who is unhappy and can't see a way out of her miserable life.
|Beach books :-)|
|This book is awesome...|
|Anthony Hammond makes a moon gazing hare|
|The Daleian Singers by the lake.|
|Nathan conquering the climbing wall.|
Loved the chainsaw sculptor, Anthony Hammond who made animals out of tree trunks using a chainsaw. He was amazing! He made an owl, an eagle and a hare. He is giving two of them to the Country Park to keep. It will be nice to go back there and see where Andrew, the ranger, decides to locate them.
I saw lots of happy kids. The climbing all was very popular - it as free so anyone could have a go. Nathan tried it - he was braver than me!!
|View of the lake|
The female blacksmith was really happy with the day as she said she'd sold more than at other events. She wasn't too happy with the weather though - as it was very hot at her forge when the temperature was so high anyway.
|Pole turning on a lathe|
I did feel a bit sorry for the birds of prey - but they were under shade and they each had a trough of water by them. They looked happy enough and seemed to enjoy all the attention they were getting.
|The Daleian Singers|
Below are a couple of videos taken on the day:
Me having a go at pole turning on the lathe.
The Daleian Singers perform by the lake - do you recognise the song?
So all in all it was a successful day! Some of the organisers went to The Bush afterwards for a well-earned drink or two. I wouldn't be against helping to organise another one next year.....
As for this week - well I have the week off. I have one or two exciting plans - including seeing Kenneth Branagh doing Macbeth tomorrow night in Manchester. I have to say I am just a little excited - I'm sure you'll hear all about it pretty soon.
Also looking forward to a day tip to Prestatyn to see my friend and former colleague Cathy who has opened a fashion shop on the High Street there. It's called Nouveau-Riche and I can't wait to see it.
More news soon!