⭐️WHAT'S ON H A L F T E R M ⭐️ A round up of what's on next week - The Geffrye Museum @geffryemuseum are running lots of activities over Half Term from Tuesday - Friday including Creative workshops inspired by the many patterns found in the museums and gardens. Activities such as Nursery Rhyme Time, printing your own tote bags, making felt badges, create your own soap, sewing, plus many more as well as completing a trail. All activities are free and aimed at ages 2-16. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the activities start . The London Transport Museum @ltmuseum are running a Move to the Sounds of the City, Dance and Movement workshop starting this Saturday. Join their resident dancer on an imaginative adventure through the sounds of London. Delve under bridges, over walls, through parks and across busy streets to discover a treasure trove of exotic sounds. This is suitable for ages 3-12 and is free with museum entry. The workshops are 45 minute sessions at various times throughout the day. The Museum of Brands @museumofbrands are running Drawing and Discovery sessions throughout the week starting on Monday. Get creative and design a seed packet with inspiration from package design from Victorian times to present day, as well as their hidden garden in bloom. Gather inspiration from sweets, breakfast cereals and toys from generations of childhood memories and enjoy sharing stories of old favourites with the whole family. Perfect for families of all ages, you can also venture out into their south facing garden. All activities free with Museum admission, no booking required ⭐️ Any questions you know what to do and have wonderful holidays!
Morning!!! Welcome to Milk At the Museum Adventures aka MAMA Chats where I will be asking some fellow likeminded mums some short but sweet questions. This week we have the lovely Karen @mywinterandjonah whose feed is full of stunning pics of her boys who are raised in North Devon by the sea ⭐️ WHAT IS IT YOU LOVE ABOUT MUSEUMS? I love the event of going to a Museum. You start at the beginning and you can wander slowly through time and history. I'm a romantic and I love to create stories attached to artifacts, trying to imagine who owned them and placing them in a moment in time. It makes me happy ⭐️
BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY? Being with my Great Uncle, who always used to sing silly songs to me. My Grandfathers had both died when I was quite young, so he was really like my Grandfather. I remember being in Duthy Park in Aberdeen; feeding the ducks, watching the Koi Carp in the Winter Gardens and watching a singing cactus rather strangely, but knowing that I was with one of my most favourite people and having the best day. I must have been about 4 I think ⭐️
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MUSEUM AND WHY? Love the Natural History, love V&A but my favourite is The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro because it brings back great memories of when I spent time in Brazil, but also because it was full of things that interested me specifically as my degree was in Hispanic Studies ⭐️
WHAT WAS THE LAST PICTURE YOU TOOK ON YOUR PHONE? It was actually one that my husband took of me sleeping, which I wasn't pleased with as I didn't like the way I looked! ⭐️
IF YOU WERE TO CREATE A PIECE OF ART WHAT WOULD THE SUBJECT BE? I'm not really an artist but I do love photography... so I'll say my children and their Daddy, who bring me the most joy ⭐️
WHO WOULD BE YOUR PERFECT MUSEUM BUDDY? Is it sad to say that I would probably be my perfect museum buddy? Whenever I go with my husband @the_candad_camera I feel like I have a time limit. If I have to say someone, I'll say Dex from @adventures_of_dexter_and_axel because I've heard he loves a good museum! ⭐️
ANY PARENTING TIPS? Never leave the bathroom door open and the toilet up, my children stick their hands in and splash!
So much history sat in the Firth of Forth - Bass Rock.
Volcanic rock. Previously hosting a prison but these days is home to the world's largest Northern Gannet colony - approximately 150,000 of these beautiful blue eyed birds.
An experience like no other and highly recommended. You can read all about our boat trip very soon.