Hello, Laura here. We've been on holiday in Scotland recently and would like to share some of our adventures with you.
Florence, Clemence bear and I travelled on a VERY rainy day in the car with the big people at the start of May half term. We weren't impressed with the weather but were very pleased that when we arrived in the Kingdom of Fife, the sun was shining through the clouds.
|Florence, Laura and Clemence bear arrive in Scotland|
|Drawing during the service|
|Florence works on her drawing of the Pascal Candle|
|We ride the handsome old Rocking Horse in the vestry|
|The Rocking Horse is on a swing stand and was in the Vicarage attic for years. |
He thinks he was made nearly 100 years ago.
|At lunchtime Clemence flew on the wooden spoon. We think this tired him a bit.|
|Clemence and Laura look at the big ledger desks in the Verdant Works office|
|Laura and Clemence try out the ancient copying machine in the Verdant Works office|
|Jute was a worldwide trade, it made Dundee very influential.|
|Laura checked out all the different woven fabrics and fibres in the Verdant Works|
|Laura was captivated by the amazing weaving loom in the Verdant Works|
|Laura and Florence sat on a big pile of raw jute in the Verdant Works|
|The process of turning the jute into a variety of useful |
woven materials was very complicated but fascinating
|We tried out some weaving ourselves|
|There was a Marvellous Mechanical Mill at the Verdant Works |
(which reminded us a bit of the Mouse Mill from Bagpuss)
|This lovely Victorian doll was stuck in a glass case in the Verdant Works - |
we felt quite sorry for her
|There was a school room in the Verdant Works - |
the old fashioned desks were very uncomfortable
It was colder in Scotland than in England but sunnier than back home, where it apparently rained most of the week. So we were glad we had brought cardigans with us. Florence was very pleased to be wearing her new dungarees from Vintage Sasha, the first set we've ever managed to get (they sell so fast).
I will continue telling you about our adventures in another post.