Monday, 28 April 2008
Fortunatly we have the most wonderful, organised Akela in Kay - so our scout group was all kitted out in matching green waterproofs - but most of the children were drenched - and I imagine there were lots of unhappy parent to deal with later on...
Saturday evening there was a family fun night at FMC. Seeing as it was to raise moneyfor the NorthWest Air Ambulance we gave it a flight theme - with fairy cakes to decorate, a flight quiz and the highlight - a paper areoplane competition.
Neither M or B won (though they both did better than Gpa whose areolane manged to go a negative distance TWICE!) - but we had loads of fun
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
B was very excited...
...but he slowed right down to spend ages watching the fish
The underwater tunnel through the largest tank is just amazing... ...as is the big window - watch out for the sharks!
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
For a while it looked like Finnegan was too busy eating to come and see us - but eventually he wandered over....
... and started to eat again!
M was very very happy to see Finnegan at last - and we have adopted him again.
B wanted to adopt a horse too - so now he has adopted Boo.
...and met Anubis!
We had tickets for the Tutankamun exhibition which proved to be excellent. We had audio guides which worked well - the headphones and buttons on hte mp3 player certainly kept B out of trouble! M went round with Auntie K and thought it all most wonderful.
I have had a long term interest in Egyptology - and I just loved the artifacts. There were artifacts from earlier pharohs, with lots of background infomation and a wonderful relief of Akenaten. But of course the stand out exibits were from the tomb of Tutankamun.
There were statues and shrines - and the trumpets (I will never forget hearing them played years ago on a radio programme). The colours were just stunning. And then there was this tiny coffinette - so very very beautiful.
One day i will get to the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo - one day...
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
By the time Uncle J and Auntie K arrived (I believe there was a bit of a Starbucks related delay...) B had decided that he didn't want to see any more paintings, so J took him for a good run around in Trafalger Square.
In Trafalger Square
Beetween the Lion's paws
How tempting was that fountain - ad how surprising that B didn't fall in!
We walked down Whitehall in hopes that the Horse Guards would be on duty - and they were!
... despite getting the 7am train from Chadwell Heath and arriving at the British Museum before 8am we were still too late. There were 700 tickets for the day and we were about 720 in the queue. So whilst eating breakfast at little Subway near Tottenham Court Road station Miss Megs decided that instead we should go to the Tower.