Skateparks and pottery shops and grabbing life by the beans

Skateparks and pottery shops and grabbing life by the beans

It was hot hot hot but this never stopped us. I took two of my kids to the Walter Baker skatepark in Kanata to fool around some. The good thing about hot hot hot days is that very few people are out sweating, and we had the place to ourselves. Well, OK. Almost. We had to share it with some discarded trash and one terribly lazy caterpillar.

On the way back to their house we stopped at the temporary Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Library on Wellington and on the way there noticed a sign that said come play with clay inside. We didn’t need a lot of persuasion. Come play is good enough for us. The Hintonburg Pottery shop is charming and quaint, and they have a big table with clay and a few tools for anyone to play with. Which is a fantastic idea. I made a mushroom, which garnered lavish indifference.

I was pleased to see that the library branch, which is in a tiny little space while the usual location is being refurbished, still displayed the plant my daughter gave them as part of her Grade 5 pay-it-forward activity last month, even though there’s barely any room for anything in there. We were mighty pleased.

Polished off the afternoon with some caffeine, and couldn’t resist the sign.

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