Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Dave and I pass a house on our walk to work that has these colorful posters hanging in the window. Clearly someone's not a Boris Johnson fan! The one above appeared a few months ago, I believe during the controversy over the country's exams program...
...and this one's even older, appearing in the spring when everyone was standing outside their doors weekly and applauding for the NHS and other essential workers. I like the sentiment -- "Don't just clap, pay them more!"
It's not just the messages that are appealing, but also the artistry. It would have been easy to slap up a hand-scrawled poster, but someone put some time and effort into these signs.
Another busy day in the library yesterday, although I did get to finally finish my latest Newbery book, "The Wheel on the School" by Meindert DeJong, from 1955. I really enjoyed this one -- about a group of Dutch children who undertake a project to bring nesting storks to the rooftops of their village. It was lively and adventurous and had some memorable characters, and yet seemed very old-world, with people riding in horse-drawn wagons and clomping around in wooden shoes. One of my more pleasurable Newbery reads.
At some point during the day I checked on our home security cameras and saw this! Apparently our living room camera was upside-down! Doesn't Olga look confused?