Thursday, September 17, 2015


Stanley found his way into my sketchbook.

My 8-year-old granddaughter had to color him and cut him out for a school assignment and send him off into the world. She needs pictures of Stanley that include someplace interesting and with friends--otherwise, why not just photoshop Stanley in front of the Eiffel Tower?

My husband was enlisted when we went to the beach town of Hammam-lif (Tunisia) on errands. He grumbled at first about people making fun of us, especially all the unemployed men sitting in the cafés. I shrugged and got a shot of Stanley with the Grand Hotel (now abandonned) in the background, which dates to the colonial period. 

Just beyond it is the beach, and in the other direction, there is a mountain.

Stanley visited a relative's grave at the cemetery with us.

And the nice lady in the bakery got to know Stanley as well.

Once we got into it, my husband had all kinds of ideas. 
We had a fun morning with Stanley.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's funny how husbands are quite reluctant to get involved in what they perceive as something being childish, and then they discover that they're having fun!

Carli The Quilter said...

Nadia, bravo! Your Stanley is a cool way to to a be grandma!

Julie Fukuda said...

I once had a wonderful year-long visit from Stanley. Every week he sent pictures and stories about his visit to Japan. He went with me everywhere and suddenly things I passed by frequently without noticing became exciting to explore. It was a bit sad when his home-stay ended but a few years later he stopped by on his way through.
I have to admit he had a great influence on the way I look at things today.

Stitching Lady said...

A wonderfull post - inspiring. But who and what is Stanley - is it a famous figure?

Nat Palaskas said...

Such fun and game with Stanley going places! Thanks for visiting my blog. We are leaving tomorrow. Will try to blog on the free evenings. Hugs

AppleApricot Wen said...

Lol, that looks like a whole lot of fun to me Nadia! Reminds me of the movie Amelie where the garden goblin is taken on a tour around the world. Thank you so much for your sweet visit, wishing you a beautiful day!

Unknown said...

What a fun thing that Stanley. It keeps you busy for your grandchild and made a lot of people smile. I never heard of something like that. Must do it with my grandchildren.

Bouts Choisis said...

Stanley looks as if he really enjoyed his visit - he has a lovely smile!What fun!