At present I am doing at least 63 jobs to keep the wolves from the door. One of these is helping out a Garden Historian friend who has a business called HaHaHopscotch, which helps bring the past alive for children through the re-creation of past childhood games. Last weekend we participated in the St George’s Festival in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens organised by the Vauxhall Trust.
Children were gathered together and had various races and games: (wooden) egg and spoon, three – legged race, tug of war, sack race, wheelbarrow race, hoop and stick , battlecock and shuttledore and others. The children were all great – enthusiastic and well behaved and came in a variety of ages and heights. Although discipline is a bit harder when you don’t know their names, children do seem to get along really well when they don’t know each other, and older ones are very kind and caring with younger ones. As can be seen from the photo, this Mum who grew up in Burundi was a whizz with a hoop and stick. A fine time was had by all.
Details can be found here: HAHAHOPSCOTCH