...we went up to Derby and Nottingham to visit Henry's family. We went to Derby first and stayed with his mum for two nights. On the Friday we drove to this place called Matlock Bath and walked around it. It was pretty, kind of like a seaside town but without the sea! We went to a little aquarium where there were fish and turtles and crystals and amazing hologram pictures. Celestine came too of course and was pleased to see that there is a crystal called Celestine. She also enjoyed looking at all the sea life, especially the huge-to-her fish!
'It was THIS big!' (I like this photo because it looks like the fish is about to kiss Celestine on the behind!)
There were lots of nice little shops in Matlock Bath. We went into a chocolate shop and there were some life size skulls made out of solid chocolate! Also in the window of this chocolate shop there was a perfect Celestine sized carousel spinning round and round and flashing lights. I SO wanted it but it obviously wasn't for sale and probably would have been extremely expensive anyway.
There was also lots of nice crystal jewellery around. I saw a beautiful star necklace with a moon necklace next to it. I have a penchant for anything star and moon and sparkly. I didn't buy them though.
In the evening we ate chinese take away and watched Dark Shadows. Dark Shadows is a film I have wanted to see for a while and it didn't disappoint. I loved the whole aesthtic of it, especially the house. It made me wish I looked like wax and lived in a house like that. It was clever how they juxtaposed the bright colours and patterns of the 70s with Tim Burtons usual gothic style.
Have you seen Dark Shadows? What did you think?
On Saturday we drove to Nottingham to see Henry's dad and gran. It was Henry's dad's birthday so there was present opening to be done and spicy curry to eat and fireworks to be set off in the garden.
It was a good weekend! How was yours?