Look what Emma Kate sent me!
She found this patchwork skirt at a car boot but didn't want the bother of altering it to fit. So since the measurements seemed OK for me, she passed it along.
Thanks Emma Kate, I love it! Karma dictates that you will now find the plate rack/rug/table/crate/chandelier of your dreams. Yeah, that's really how these things work, honest.
(She sent me another fab frock which I have forgotten to photograph, so that will have to wait for another post.)
Aren't the colours wonderful?
Well might I look smug.
So the school holidays continue, although there's only a couple of weeks left now, how did that happen?
Littlest has been asking for ages if we could go to The Deep, the aquarium in Hull, so last week we did just that.
Voyage, a bronze statue overlooking the Humber estuary.
The original statue, a gift from the Icelandic city of Vik which has a sister statue, was stolen in 2011 apparently by scrap metal thieves. It was replaced last year.
Coral and fish.
Spot the odd one out?
This was the first time I have ever visited Hull, and I was very impressed with the architecture and history.
(The large number of photos might give that away somewhat. Whizz through, it's OK.)
A significant port with plenty of maritime history, the birthplace of abolitionist and MP William Wilberforce, and with a role in kicking off the English Civil War, the city has many civic and private buildings which reflect its prosperous past.
Hull has had its years of decline and deprivation, but in recent times has been experiencing regeneration and revival.
That's William Wilberforce (bottom left) and Philip Larkin (bottom right) who worked as a librarian at the University of Hull for many years.
The George Hotel
England's smallest window
The George Hotel is one of Hull's oldest surviving public houses and can be dated back to 1683. It is also home to England's smallest window which is rumoured to have been used in the days when The George was a coaching inn. A porter was seated at the window to watch for the coaches so as to give immediate attention on arrival.
Yes, that slit on the right is the window, apparently.
No idea why they didn't have a bigger one...
And beautiful Victorian shopping arcades too.
Want to see my skirt again?
Patchwork maxi skirt - gift from the very talented Emma Kate
1970s blouse - Ebay
Pendant - car boot
Bangles, belt and shoes - charity shopped
(Previous pics) Denim jacket - charity shopped
Tote bag - made it myself
Charlie was in the tree and trying to attack me, little bugger.
Is everyone having a good week so far?