On Thursday (26th May 2016) I went to Scarborough with my boyfriend. On the Monday/Tuesday we planned that we would go to the seaside to enjoy the sunny weather (that we had on those days). Unfortunately the sunny weather decided to stop on Tuesday night and on the Thursday morning when we got up it was chucking it down.
But we had plannned to go so we weren’t going to let a little thing like rain make us change our plans, even as it got increasingly worse on the drive there. There was no way that we were going to turn around and not go (my brave boyfriend had even put his shorts and T-shirt on, cos that’s what you do when you go to the seaside).
As we were driving through Scarborough to get to the seafront things weren’t looking good. But miraculously by the time we got parked up, it was only drizzling (a great improvement to what it had been doing) and by the time we’d come out of the pub after having a quick drink it had stopped completely. (Yay) So we could have our fish and chips lunch sat outside and only got a bit of a wet bum by doing so, happy days.
Scarborough art gallery curently has an exhibition on to celebrate the life and work of Enid Blyton called “Mystery, Magic & Midnight Feasts!” it finishes on the 26th of June so you don’t have long left to see it, but I think it is well worth a visit. I find it very inspiring to see a woman being creative and being sucessful at making it work as a business/way to make a living. It was really interesting to find out more about her life and the way she worked, aswell as the obstacles she faced and how she overcame them. It was great to see all the lovely work too.
My boyfriend enjoyed the exhibition too as there was dressing up and a Noddy car to sit in. (Which obviously he did) .
A bit about Scarborough Art Gallery
“Scarborough Art Gallery was built in the late 1840s by the Uppleby family and has had a fascinating history. This Italianate villa is one of the finest buildings situated in Scarborough’s beautiful Crescent gardens.
The gallery houses our permanent collection which has been built up over sixty years through gifts, bequests and purchases to reflect the eclectic mix of the community and the cultural heritage of Scarborough.” find out more here
About the Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts Exhibition
26 March – 26 June
“First Floor Exhibition: Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts – The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton
This is the first ever major exhibition celebrating the life and work of cerebrated children’s author Enid Blyton. On tour to Scarborough Art Gallery, this exciting exhibition has been created by Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books. Many exhibits will be on public display for the first time, revealing Blyton’s creative imagination and the events that shaped her life and storytelling.”
find out more here
After we went to the art gallery exhibition we had a walk on the seafront back to the car while we ate 99 ice creams. And as we drove back home the sun finally decided to come out, but never mind. We’d still had a nice day out.
Let me know if you go visit the exhibition at the gallery and what you think to it. (There’s no need to rub it in if you go when it’s a nice day though!)
Till next time,
Purple Faye x