After conquering the toilet paper scenario (I just gave up and bought the normal stuff), I ran home just in time to grab my bag and book it to the bus stop with Elise and Bailey. Destination: cultural blacksmith shop in Užupis.
|Elise, gallantly leaping over the friendly Vilnius water scenery|
|Once we crossed over into Užupis territory, we decided to take a pit stop at the famous Užupis cafe, sitting on the porch extending over River Vilnia.|
|While there, look at THIS little treasure we discovered on the menu! According to Bailey and Elise, it's actually quite good...|
|Loving on their Angry Bird Soft Drink Franchise.|
Determined to still enjoy our day in Užupis, we wandered around for a bit, and even found a random clothing shop branded "Touched by Alice". Sounds artsy and fancy right? Well, it was, right up till we discovered "Alice" was from Wonderland, and the tags had pictures of this strange character on it:
|I'd feel a bit uncomfortable wearing clothing from "Touched by Alice", knowing this guy was hiding out behind my neck all day. Those eyebrows...|
|Problem - these dang Soviet apartments don't have enough room for all an art studio anda kitchen. Solution - put your kitchen on the roof! Brilliant.|
|Loved this courtyard!! Ivy going across all the courtyard walls, and iron catwalks.|
|It was a beautiful look.|
Today's class consisted of a couple things:
1) A tired teacher who really didn't have enough energy to control that many kids.
2) Crazy children who were all hyped out about... well, anything really.
3) An idea to keep the kids occupied
4) A couple of kitchen towels.
|And... voila! Bean bag volleyball. With towels. And no volleyball net. Whatever. The kids loved it :)|
P.S. Notice that contrary to what my post title may lead you to believe, there was nothing remotely related to ukeleles throughout my day. Turns out, Bailey just so happened to be playing her ukelele in the other room while I was brainstorming cleaver titles, and voila! Completely unrelated post title.
P.P.S. In honor of the date, a movie:
P.P.P.S. To clarify my previous postscript, today is Harry Potter's birthday :)