Raindrops, Another Bench and Another Treat

29 Jun

We were caught in the rain this morning without a coat or an umbrella so we bought a magic new one! When the rain hits the white drops they change to all the colours of the rainbow. When the Live-Wires had their bath tonight, we put it under the shower much to their delight. 


Another of the benches in the school playground shows “The Enormous Crocodile” by Roald Dahl, a perennial favourite. I’ve just been told that these amazing benches (see yesterday’s post) have been painted by one of the Teaching Assistants. How brilliant is that!

It was J’s turn for a treat after school today so we went back to the Joie de Vie cafe where they play French music and speak to some customers in French as to J, “Bon appetite, Monsieur,” as he was served his chocolate brownie. J’s  “Au revoir,” as we left,  brought huge smiles to the faces behind the counter. 



Posted by on June 29, 2016 in art, Beauty, Grandchildren


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10 responses to “Raindrops, Another Bench and Another Treat

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    July 9, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    book benches…and painted stories…what a wonderful idea!…makes me want to paint a few!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 9, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Just up your street! I look forward to seeing your benches! 🙂

  2. utesmile

    June 30, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Those benches are like the ones in London a year ago. Love them.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      Didn’t realise there had been others in the city. Sorry we haven’t been able to arrange to meet up – on family duty almost all the time. Your next visit to Cornwall to the Eden project?

      • utesmile

        June 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm

        Oh yes we will meet then! Theses are the ones I mean, but they were supposed to be auctioned off.So I don’t know if they are still there:.

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 30, 2016 at 8:57 pm

          Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for the links, lovely to see. I wonder if the school bought these at the auction and then painted them appropriately. 🙂

          • utesmile

            July 1, 2016 at 6:03 am

            That is what I wonder too, could be!

  3. Patty B

    June 30, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I love that bench!

  4. saymber

    June 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Can I be your Live Wire for a day?! 🙂 Love the benches and I hope they continue painting more of them!

  5. john zande

    June 29, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Those benches are superb.


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