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A Day at the Museum and Dominik Diamond’s Kilt- part 1
I woke up this morning not really looking forward to a busy day ahead…. (simply because all I wanted to do was just lie in!) The week has been a tiring one- understandably tensions build prior to an election and this can make things a little difficult at times for all involved, directly and indirectly.
Having committed myself to doing a british display table for the Multicultural Day at the DesBrisay Museum today (In association with the GREAT South Shore Newcomers Network coordinated by Corey Pickens ) panic set in at 8am this morning finding myself faced with
a) 3 sheets of blank Bristol Board and not a display in sight
b) a blocked sewage pipe in the basement..
Sporting bright yellow latex gloves and a 12 ft drain rod, I tackled the blocked sewage pipe first thrusting back and forth, trying to keep my gag reflex in line. I thought I’d cleared it but flushing the toilet 10 minutes later revealed that I would have something to look forward to later that evening when I returned from the museum…
Next on the agenda was the display for the museum. Google and the children came rapidly to the rescue… 20 photos from Google images were dropped into iPhoto which then automatically ran them as a slideshow with music on my lap top! The children ran around the house pulling stuff out from my junk boxes (I have a lot of those) and found cool stuff like an old 1920′s enamel sign of a cup of tea (brits love their tea), goblets, british money, old weighing scales and I pulled out some of my favourite cook books- Mrs Beeton and Marguerite Patten. I threw stuff into bags for good measure like my old sawdust filled Teddy Bear and some souvenir tea towels and a marker pen and surprisingly, the display looked acceptable once I set it up later…. phew
And the day continued to get better and better…………..
People from all different cultures gathered, friends of the museum had the BBQ on, there were several display tables from Germany, China, Mexico, Scotland, UK etc set up by members of the South Shore Newcomers Network, and the place began to buzz. Happy people, happy faces, people forgetting all the little insignificant annoyances that seem to dominate our lives when we concentrate on the negative things and not the positive stuff around us.
And then to cap it all…. Dominik Diamond appeared in a leather kilt…….
And at this point I am going to put my feet up with a big bottle of Londons Porter- Propeller Beer and watch a movie and keep you guessing…
PS It will involve me driving to Mahone Bay, parking up outside marina to use their wireless high speed so I can upload a video to http://www.southshorelive.ca
Make sure you come back tomorrow….