Humber Bridge (photo from Wikipedia)
We headed to Hull last Saturday to visit the Scrapstore (more about it here) as we had seen a visit on a blog (Life without Money - see the post here) and it had whetted our appetite. It was the first time I had travelled over the Humber Bridge which seemed to go on for miles and was really impressive. On a sunny day, I imagine the views are wonderful. Sadly, as it was raining when we went, our views were limited.
The Scrapstore was an Aladdin's cave full of all sorts of bits and pieces from cardboard tubes to paper and card to a room full of fabric remnants and an art department. While you can fill a basket for £5.00 in the main room, the art materials are individually and competitively priced. Chris bought some more materials for puppet making. I was quite impressed with myself as I was quite restrained. Here's what I came home with:
While this photo looks rather underwhelming, it represents really good value for money. Hand made paper from India in A2 size (at least) for 10 pence a sheet. Of course, we bought 10 sheets, well, why wouldn't we?
We had rather a detour on the way back as we went round by Goole, missing going back over the bridge (which I was a bit disappointed about). Still, there's always another time.
There are Scrapstores around the UK - there may be one near you.