Dan's off work this week, so we've had a few days out. Yesterday we went to Kendal, mainly to visit Abbot Hall Art Gallery (admission £3.50 with Art Pass), there are currently two very good exhibitions one People On Paper has works from some great modern artists - David Hockney, Elisabeth Frink (I didn't know that so it was a wonderful surprise), Frank Auerbach and Stanley Spencer to name but a few, and also an exhibition by US artist Paul Jenkins. Well worth a visit, both exhibitions run until 17th December 2016.
After visiting the gallery we decided to have a peep into some of the charity shops to see what they had to offer. We noted a couple of shops on our way for a coffee at Brew Brothers - a place with nice coffee and three non-dairy milks on offer (soya, almond and rice). We almost didn't go back to the charity shop we'd passed, then remembered and quickly doubled back. Our first stop was RSPCA where I was delighted to pick up a Charley Harper block puzzle for my niece for a pound. There's a small tear to the box but the puzzle is in perfect condition.
As we queued up pay my eyes wandered around then I did about a quadruple take on an item under the cash desk next to a food mixer.
A Festival Of Britain official guide! At that point I think I just started to emit a high pitched sound and repeatedly tapped on the glass until Dan noticed what I was pointing at. The lady behind the counter looked very concerned that we would want to spend £10 on such a thing and suggested we might want to examine it first, "no thanks" we replied.
It's full of lovely adverts, and information about the various festival sites and things to see
And it looks at home next to the Royal Festival Hall guide Dan gave to me for my birthday. Happy happy happy day!
A refund for the shoes is on the way, the owner of the company replied t Dan informing him that they should never have been sent out in that condition. So that's that, the customer service has been as good as I had expected and have no complaints in that regard. Onwards and upwards.
Today Dan is making bread and I'll be making some stew, maybe a nice pot of chilli, and working on my festive craft project - more of that soon.