Monday, 11 May 2015

Two teenage girls, some nail polish, some water.....

Swirl it around with a cocktail stick and dip in tins and glass jars from the recycled bin and...voilà..

nail polish crafts

How cool is that?

A couple of tips if you're trying this out:

1. You won't want to use the container with the nail polish/water again, so choose something you can throw away.

2. Once you add different nail polishes to the water you want to work quickly, as they start to form a skin very soon.

3. Due to the fumes from the nail polish, it's advisable to do this activity outdoors. 

The girls found that tin cans and glass worked the best, but they also jazzed up a plain plant pot and a polystyrene heart.

A fun couple of hours!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Mind your language!

I pride myself on being a bit of a linguist. I mean, I've mastered German, understand Swiss German, can get by on Italian and can dredge up a few remnants of A-level French if needed. But Spanish. Spanish eludes me. On a recent visit to Barcelona (more on that another time) this slight impediment didn't stop me from reading all the signs and notices and making my own interpretation of them. So it was in a clothes shop with my daughter that I spotted an escalator going up and a sign announcing "HOME". Great, I said to my daughter. They do stuff for the home here too. Let's go up there afterwards. It was only whilst waiting for her outside the changing rooms that I saw the shop had changing rooms for men too. Marked "HOME". That's when the penny dropped. "HOME" is Catalan for man and the sign had been pointing to the men's department upstairs, not a home furnishings department for goodness sake. Duhh! Good job I didn't go up there asking for sangria glasses or paella dishes.....


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