teachers + strike = fun for us
We just managed to squeeze in a visit to the Shirley Hughes exhibition, celebrating 30 years of Alfie at The Illustration Cupboard, it sadly came down that afternoon. It was wonderful to see the actual drawings and paintings, I've loved her books since I was a child so it's really special to be able to share those books with my own children now and for us to have seen the exhibition together.
The gallery is lovely and friendly and has lots of children's books for sale, signed by the illustrators (great pressie opportunities there!) I picked out some Lauren Child books for the girls, she's going to be there next week and we're getting her to dedicate a book to Missy Big for her upcoming Birthday - how fantastic! (I'm sure I'm more excited about this, but I hope she will appreciate it in time).
And afterwards, lunch, a stroll in the park...
a little royalty hunting... (didn't see any)
and then heading home...
hooray for hooky days
have a great weekend x