Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Science Museum

There should always be a bit of an excursion to a museum in the school holidays. A day trip is just so exciting. Eating sandwiches on the train and trying to hold onto their little hands as all who are purposeful and important race by through the subterranean tunnels of the underground. I wouldn't miss their sheer delight at the immense entrance halls of the great museums of South Kensington.

 

Today we strayed from our well trodden path to The Natural History Museum to explore the world of science.

 

With shapes of mathematical marvels

 

Interactions with the interactive

 

Cabinets of specimen phobias

Thought provoking photography from the exhibition "Making living worth while" by Nick Hedges, commissioned in 1968 by the housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

 

And even a spot of retro gaming. The only thing that could have possibly made the day better would have been if I'd let them go skating on the outdoor ice rink.

Filled with excitement, sweets and new possibilities, they went to bed knowing a little more about the world.

 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Welcome to Halloweenland 2014

Yes that's right, it's that time of year again. The train of terror has terminated at Canterbury West unleashing two delightfully fiendish ghouls on no. 17.

The kiddies love Halloween and there is often talk of costumes, crafts and delicacies from the start of October.

 

Skeleton girl is a great fan of Tim Burton's gothic and dark animation, delights in scaring her friends with frightful tales and practices her horror film make overs throughout the year. She practically squeals with delight at anything that sends shivers down her spine.

 

Zombie boy is a little more sensitive to the potential threat of the undead. It's not that he's frightened or anything, he just feels like putting his fingers in his ears and burying his head into an adult. He's still more than happy to get involved in the Halloween crafting though and I imagine there will be a lot more spookiness to come this week.

 

Monday, 13 October 2014