Painting your own pebbles to release into the wilds of Hampstead Heath couldn’t be easier and it’s great fun to do with your kids...my 2 year old loved making these mini pebble masterpieces (too soon to enrol him at Central St. Martins?)...the only trouble now is he’s so proud of his efforts I’m not sure he’s going to let me hide them!
Top tips for painting your own pebble:
• use waterproof paint such as acrylic (acrylic paint pens make the job even easier - huge range online). Nail varnish is also a good option
• you can paint anything you like - a picture, a pattern, a lovely message etc... just please make sure it’s age appropriate as kids will be taking part
• pop the HHLondonRocks info on the back of your pebble (again paint pens make this a lot easier) - JOIN IN THE FUN. TAKE A PIC. POST ON FB OR INSTA. THEN REHIDE OR KEEP. # HHLONDONROCKS
or for smaller pebbles just the hashtag #HHLONDONROCKS will do
• varnish your pebble to protect from the weather - yachting varnish is ideal but any varnish including clear nail varnish will work
• hide your new mini pebble artwork somewhere on the Heath or surrounding parks ready for some lucky someone to find!
Gettin’ my thrill on Parliament Hill... Welcome to the home of the Canadian Parliament - a series of wonderfully imposing New Gothic buildings such as this one, the Centre Block and Peace Tower. Useful fact: tickets for a guided tour are free, just collect on the day, and get in early. (Did you know a tour of London’s parliament buildings will set you back £25.50? Another point for Canada!)
Thank you to my big bro @erinotoolemp for an excellent afternoon at Parliament Hill. Even managed to meet the #canadianlegend Senator Nancy Greene! Unfortunately, no pictures from the gallery during question period as no phone allowed! A great experience and I am very proud of all my brother has accomplished! He is passionate about what he does, is respected by his peers and even managed a wave to us in the gallery!