Saturday, 29 November 2014

Santa on the buses

I was greeted by Santa on the Stagecoach bus this morning....the bus was all trimmed up with tinsel.....and the driver had a festive jumper on over his uniform....and I was given a bauble with a number on for a prize draw... Christmas carols were playing.... my number was called out and I won a Mega-rider voucher valid up to March....(free weeks worth of travel) I have my over 60s card I didn't need I offered it to a young woman with a child in a buggy sat  across the bus to me......Next time they pulled a number out.....SHE had the bauble with the right number on it ! Christmas had come early for that young woman !! £25 shopping voucher !!
Santa was at the front window of the bus waving to all and sundry.....he got smiles and waves and mouthed "Merry Christmases"  He got off before the passengers and talked to the people at the bus stop.....cracking jokes....lots of good natured banter....
So "thank you" to the Stagecoach team on the bus doing the prize draw...the Driver and Santa....for an entertaining bus ride into town centre today..... It was lovely seeing the response to Santa waving to people....a simple little action....but spreading much joy .....

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

latest EYES course at Hull School of Art

Ok... computer is in a world of its own....doing what it wants to...gerr !
Annemarie the 2nd year tutor and I think the weave tutor and ? an ex student ? now teaching ?  came with a wonderful display of work of all levels from the textile degree course run at Hull School of Art. They delivered a power point presentation between them and gave a good description of the course now in its ?fourth year....with an amazing array of successes in competitions for a course so young. What was interesting was the links to industry...usually we have talks where we ooh and ahh over the stitches or the skills of patchwork or whatever their skill is in...etc..or someones life's story in textiles. This talk was different... I thourouly enjoyed it.
These are just a few on pics to enlarge....
I haven't seen Annemarie for about 10yrs since I stopped wandering around the campus looking at students work and chatting to staff....Security has changed a lot since then ! I did a HND there and topped it up to a Degree in Fine Art....using lots of textile based techniques.... lol.

Had the workmen in and out and nothing finished.....thats another story !!!