Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Random Fun Things
These are Pearly Kings and Queens, members of a network of clubs that collect money for charity. I ran into them at Covent Garden, and in exchange for a couple of pounds they allowed me a photo. Aren't those great suits?
I spoke to the woman in the center, holding the bucket, and she told me their collected donations go toward several charities including nursing and animal welfare. I guess the Pearlies are a bit like Shriners or any of the other social and charitable clubs we have in the United States.
Here's a drawing I found on the floor in the library the other day. I think it's someone's fantasy house, or maybe a new recreation center for the school. It includes a bowling alley, a climbing area labeled "Mt. Everest," what appears to be a shark tank, several sports fields and a sauna containing a big round person. And beneath it all, the tube. Pretty awesome!
Not much going on around here so far this week -- just work and routines -- but I think things are about to get busier.