Thank you to all who made such lovely supportive comments on the damage caused by - ? at the Lighthouse Museum.
Far worse things at sea as they say. See below.*
But the other well known phrase is "Dont let the b#######get you down." (And in my case, sometimes, the female version one is up against.)
I am back to wearing my many hats. Kids activity Mornings at the Lighthouse Museum in the Easter School Holidays. March/April. Yes, it is only the end of January but one has to be prepared. And, oh boy, have I got plans and preparations in hand.
Won't this be fun!!!!
Before the lighthouse was built there were many wrecks at Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh and some looked on with glee and benefited greatly from those wrecks.
"the Edward Bonaventure, containing the Russian ambassador, arrived with difficulty, after a four months' voyage, on the east coast of Aberdeenshire, in Scotland, along with a smaller vessel. There they were driven ashore by a violent storm, near Kinnaird Head, when a boat containing the grand pilot, with the ambassador and seven other Russian gentlemen, making for land in the dark, was overwhelmed and beaten on the rocks: thus the pilot and several of the Russians and mariners were drowned, and only the ambassador himself and two or three others were saved. The ship became a total wreck, and such of her valuable goods as came on shore, including the gifts to the English monarchs, were pillaged by the rude people of the coast."
rude people of the coast! The language of the day indicates they were illiterate and uneducated, not constantly using the F word, (tho our vandals of today are probably all three.)
So a few bullets into the lighthouse museum windows, huh.
For the Summer School holidays I will be incorporating my other head gear, artist, and yet another cap, bird lover. We will be setting a challenge to all artists and crafters to exhibit 1000 Sea birds in the Lighthouse Museum.
So the Kids Activity Mornings will be centred on - yes, Sea Birds. I am aiming to link with the Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) who I hope will help us with our crafting and also encourage more children to become interested in birds, and all related.
The Lighthouse Cafe will be offering pirate based grub for the Easter sessions and Birdy themed nosh in the Summer.
I sometimes wonder where I get these sudden flashes of inspiration. Sometimes I feel totally flat and boring and why do I bother, blah blah, then after a flipping awful happening like windows being smashed there is something like a bolt of lightning. If I were a philosopher (no....) being an optimist (YES) the brain goes berserk and I get really excited and buzz and flap, but no, I dont do pillaging.