Skinny Hippo has opened where cherries used to be in Bath Street. The shop offers a mixture of gifts including some fair trade and some made from recycled material.
There is also a craft area where children of any age can create, and plenty of room for a children’s party. I think when they were trying to think of a name for the shop – as a family – one of the children drew a particularly scrawny looking hippopotamus … Skinny Hippo!
On Sunday there will be an opening event starting at 11 ending about 4.
Two new spider’s web climbing frames have made an appearance in Abingdon in the last few days…
One is in River Close playground – at the dead centre where there used to be nothing.
The other is at Caldecott Rec. also at the centre where there used to be nothing.
There is, of course, nothing strange or wonderful in all of that …
Mostly Books have been responsible for many celebrities coming to Abingdon, in recent years. Tonight Gervase Phinn – best selling author, raconteur and Yorkshireman – spoke to a packed Guildhall. He also spoke to most individuals coming into or out of the hall as that is where the book signing table was set.
New piles have been sunk on the other bank of the Thames to help secure that bank from further erosion. It might even provide space for a few more boats.