Winter Wonderland. I can't stand heights and just watching them was nausea-inducing.
It didn't help that Emily kept saying "Look, Georgie's leaning out".
City Art Centre where the In Our Own Image exhibition, on the rather broad theme of representing the human image, was taking place. While we looked around the artworks (my faves included those by Peter Howson and Victoria Crowe), the girls created their own masterpieces in the 'activity studio' - a brilliant free, drop-in kids zone with baskets labelled 'shiny paper', 'shiny stars', 'metallic pens' and so on.
Wooden Tree was there and having admired their fabric antlers at Made in the Shade's Summertime Hop and Springtime Jamboree, we decided to buy a set today (it's Nigel's Christmas present to me). We had a look at Avalanche's sparkly new home and said hi to Ali (experimental weird-ass shit & new remedial noises since 1997) Robertson before having a look round the lovely things in Barnardo's Vintage. I bought a weird plaster wall plaque depicting a man on horseback wielding a sword or a bargainous £1.39. Other strange/ugly purchases included a collector doll wearing (possibly) Ukrainian national dress and a wooden tuskless elephant.
We warmed up with some food at the Mosque Kitchen - a nice way to end a a cool, but freezing day in the capital.