by Elizabeth on February 13, 2012 · 1 comment

in Cool stuff, Music, Videos

I’m not quite sure how it came to be Monday again so quickly (didn’t we just have one of those a few days ago?)  The weeks are zipping by faster than I would like and I’m finding myself swept up in the madness of it all. 

This weekend I finally admitted that I had lost my grip on time when I finally began to put away my Christmas presents.

… in mid February.


Each year my parents ask me to put together a wishlist, and each year I try to make it more ridiculous than the last.  I try to include at least one pet (this year it was a pony and a bunny rabbit) and as many age-inappropriate toys as I can think of. 

And that is how I found myself, at the age of 31 (and 11/12ths), with a kit to build my own kaleidoscope.


The least I could do for my parents was to put it together and paint it pretty colours!

The kit contains different lengths and widths of cardboard tube, plastic end caps, plastic “lenses”, mirrors and coloured beads.  You need to supply your own polkadots.

I was surprised (and maybe a tiny bit embarrassed) to discover that this kaleidoscope is actually pretty great!  I made a little video on my iPhone so that you didn’t have to miss any of the action.   

(Oh!  But you have to promise to click through to Vimeo and watch it in HD.)


And by the way, that incredible music comes from an album called Soundtrack for Everyday Adventures by Lullatone.  I discovered them on the weekend and immediately bought two of their albums.  It’s all toy pianos, xylophones and melodic percussion – and it’s basically the happiest music on earth!

It is a legal requirement of reading this blog that you watch their adorable video. 



(How was your weekend?  Did you do anything silly?)

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Rah a.k.a. Laura February 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Who would have thought that a home-made kaleidesope could make such a pretty video? NICE!


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