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August Break: Pretty Weeds

August break: pretty weeds

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August break: Silver

August break: silver

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August Break: Packaging

August break: packaging

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August Break: Monochrome

August break: monochrome

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August Break: Metal

August break: Metal

This is a REALLY old photo taken in the Mudam Museum in Luxembourg 11 years ago. It’s from the skeleton themed metal chapel by Wim Delvoye

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August break: Motion

August break: motion

From the Jac Leirner show at the Fruitmarket

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Monski Mouse Baby Disco
Monski Mouse Baby Disco

Taking a little break from the August Break to bring you a week Edinburgh Fringe review.

I was invited to try out Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall which is on in the Spiegeltent in the Assembly half of George Square Gardens. I’ve always fancied a kids dance party, and I love Monski Mouses style so I was in (yeah, I am superficial like that in choosing Fringe shows. I went round for years thinking I liked Russell Howard because I liked the tshirts he wore in his Fringe posters).

Monski Mouse Baby Disco
Monski Mouse Baby Disco

So anyway, off we went. Full disclosure, it wasn’t ideal timing for us as Saturday was the first swimming class for the boys after the summer break and they were both knackered from it and almost asleep by the time we got there. Ellis did rally halfway through after being carried for the first half, but Milo unfortunately wasn’t having it, and only participated in the action songs. Which did not stop me from loving it! Now I no longer go clubbing I really miss dancing and will take any opportunity for going for it – I wish someone would introduce lunchtime clubbing here like they have in Sweden or wherever it is, though I suspect British people will not go for it without alcohol.

Monski Mouse Baby Disco
Monski Mouse Baby Disco

The show is a mix of songs for general freestyle dancing and action songs. There were two dancers alternately milling about the dancefloor encouraging the kids and doing choreographed dancing at the front. It was ‘good’ music, actual Disco music, not the usual stuff kids usually get, and the nursery rhymes were also rockier versions which was fun. Ellis’ favourite was crawling around on the floor to the Lion sleeps tonight, and there was a Conga and I’ve had the time of my life to which we were encouraged to lift our babies, Dirty Dancing style.

Monski Mouse Baby Disco
Monski Mouse Baby Disco

Afterwards Ellis wanted to take a picture but then just sucked his tshirt. Monski was great with dealing with the kids and joined him with a sulky look!

Monski Mouse Baby Disco

A photographer from the Evening News turned up afterwards to take a picture outside, and Milo wanted to be in it, but then mainly stood there a little too far away looking really tired 😉 Though looking at the pictures, the other kids were equally unruly! I don’t think the picture has gone into the paper yet (or at least I can’t find it on the website), but I’m sure the photographer made it look good.

Monski Mouse Baby Disco
Monski Mouse Baby Disco

Afterwards we got lunch from the streetfood stalls and the others got ice cream (I’m off sugary treats just now) and the weather was great for sitting out. Gonna miss George Square Gardens once the Fringe is over!

Monski Mouse Baby Disco
Monski Mouse Baby Disco

Disclosure: I was given free tickets in return for an honest review

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August break: favourite

August break: favourite

My favourite doors! I’ve actually recently added ‘door enthusiast’ to my insta bio, because #Ihavethisthingwithdoors They’re not objectively the best ones I’ve seen, but they’re just at the bottom of our street so I see them all the time and they always make me smile.

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Giveaway! And August break: Pattern

August break: pattern

The lovely people of the Crafts for Christmas and Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show (it’s two trade shows in one, one is crafty people selling their stuff, the other is fabric and craft materials) have kindly offered me two tickets to give away. It’s 26-29 October 2017 at the at the SEC, Glasgow. All the info on their website.

I’m gonna keep this giveaway really low key, just leave a comment if you’d like the tickets, and I’ll draw a name out of the hat in a week.

They’re also running a 2 for 1 ticket offer with code GL17.

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August break: Alive

Deer
Deer
Deer

This deer comes into my parents garden – this is it on the neighbouring plot.

Initially they were quite excited about it, but then they realised it eats rosebuds. My mum is really into roses and has got all these fancy types (breeds? species?) that she won’t get to enjoy because they’re now deer food. My mum, as well as spraying the plants with buttermilk, has made some signs for the deer. Just in case it can read and is law abiding!

Deer warning sign
Deer warning sign

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