We only had one day of rain while we were on holiday in Cornwall. Luckily, I had something already planned to while away a couple of hours for Eleanor in the event of a day without sunshine.
Whilst looking on the internet before our holiday, I came across The Sculpture Workshop. I'd never seen anything like this before, and I knew it would be something which Eleanor would be keen to have a go at. I wasn't wrong.
Luckily, there were vacancies on the day we wanted to go. The two hour session started at 10am, and there were another two girls there of a similar age to Eleanor, so they all chatted along as they worked.
Richard who runs the workshop really put them at their ease, and Eleanor said that he was a great teacher. They certainly made some impressive sculptures.
It's an activity for any age, and you get to keep the sculpture at the end of the session.
I think she did really well with it and I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who finds themselves in the area.
While Eleanor had her sculpture session, Mick and I hotfooted it in to Wadebridge. Last year, we came across a yarn shop which just happened to sell Stylecraft Special DK, my value yarn of choice, and it was only £1.50 per 100g. I had to go back again this year to see if it was still such a bargain, and although the price had increased to £1.60, it's still much cheaper than I've found it elsewhere.
I bought another five balls of the colours I'm using in Daniel's ripple blanket to make sure that I don't run out.
I also bought two balls of each of six colours which Eleanor has chosen for a ripple blanket she wants me to make for her.
I picked up a couple of balls of Stylecraft Craft Cotton. I usually use Pegasus Craft Cotton for dishcloths but I thought I'd give the Stylecraft a try.
I may have also bought some more yarn, but I'll tell you all about that another time.
Opposite the yarn shop is a wonderful little shop, The Spice Store, which is filled to the ceiling with such cute and appealing toys and gifts.
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that Eleanor collects giraffes. This shop was chock a block full of them.
All manner of giraffes adorned the windows.
I know that if Eleanor had been with us, she'd have encouraged me to open my purse, but as she was still ensconced in the workshop working on her sculpture, I got away scot free. I may not be so lucky next time.
Do you want to know what Daniel was doing while Eleanor attened The Sculpture Workshop and Mick and I did a bit of yarn shopping? He caught up on a bit of sleep after a much longed for lie-in. Teenagers!