Found some cool projects I'd like to volunteer for time/work permitting.
One is a social enterprise supporting people with learning disabilties. I am really impressed it has its own bakery and market garden.
The other is a youth club for BME children who have witnessed DV. Not sure if this might conflict with work as our firm does a lot of forced marriage and honour based violence work some of which is referred by this organisation - will have to check.
It was a gorgeous day so after stu finished band practice we wandered into town. We went to the library and I had a mooch around the art/crafts section. I feel like learning to crochet - anyone able to help? I think there is a knitting club at a cinema near me I might pluck up the courage to go on my own and hope someone can give me some pointers. (That reminds me I found a big tupperware tub of fimo clay the other day - can't wait to get some time to myself to get arty and messy!)
After the library we went to one of our favourite little cafes in town and sat upstairs by the window watching everyone go busily about their business. I had delicious pan fried sardines on toast with fennel seeds. They bake their own bread and everything is organic and scrummy. We shared a peice of squidy cake and wandered up to the market.
At the market we stopped at the super cheap fruit and veg stall to get some apples for a crumble. They also sold us 2 big bags of very ripe grapes for 50p! When we got home I plucked of all the squishy ones and there was still a huge bowl :D
We made apple, blackberry and rasperry crumble then I browsed my new favourite crafty website - folksy - lots of inspiration!
At the market we got