Things to do in London with Kids: Science Museum Live

I want my daughter to want to learn.  I want her to be a curious soul like me.  If I don’t know the answer to something I love Googling to find the answer.  Kids nowadays don’t appreciate education and take it for granted and don’t seem bothered to make the effort.  Some kids in Africa walk miles to be educated in makeshift classrooms, but they can see the link between education and the opportunities that it can offer.

We don’t pressure her but try and make learning fun and expose her to wide variety of activities.  On the weekend we went to the Science Museum Live.  It’s billed for kids aged 7-11 and quite a bit went over her head as she is only 5 and to be honest, I got a bit lost with Potential Kinetic Energy myself.  But she did get a lot out of it and the explosions made her jump out of her seat, spilling popcorn everywhere.

If you’re at a loose end this weekend, I’d recommend it and if you quote “blog1” (or enter into the booking system) you can get 25% off full price adult and kids tickets. The offer is only valid from 22nd October – 28th October.

If you do go we’d love to hear what you thought?

Disclosure:  Our tickets were complimentary



Top 5 Movies from a 5 Year Old

I had a bit of a chat with my daughter last night as I was curious what her favourite movies were.  I was pleasantly surprised that many of her choices were the classics.  I know some of them can be a bit dark and I’m still personally scarred from when Bambi’s mother was shot by the hunter but I’d much prefer her to watch the classics than a lot of the crap that is on offer at the moment.

So without further adieu in reverse order:

Number 5 – The BFG by Roald Dahl  (1989)

“Whizz POP Whizz BANG!
Feel the bubbles go down!
Whizz BANG Whizz POP!
Bursting all around!”

A free BFG Activity pack to download

Number 4 – Bambi (1942)

Faster! Faster, Bambi! Don’t look back! Keep running! Keep running!
[Gunshot is heard, then silence] (Queue the tissues!)

Number 3 – Pinocchio (1940)

‘Mummy can you fast forward it to the part where Pinocchio comes alive as it’s my favourite bit?’


Number 2 – Snow White (1937)

Walt Disney’s first full length feature animation and still delivers!

Number 1 Cinderella (1950)

The prince and princess live happily ever after!  Need I say more?  Every little girls dream!

What is your favourite children’s movie of all time?

Disclaimer:  Madame’s Cinderella outfit was courtesy of Jokers’ Masquerade, who stock a huge range of children’s fancy dress outfits, with Halloween around the corner you may want to check them out!


First Day of School – Sept 2012

I wouldn’t be a proper mummy blogger if I didn’t post about my daughter’s first day at school.  Where has the time gone?  It was a gorgeous sunny morning and we had a lovely walk to school.  She was a bit nervous about not knowing many other kids but I’m sure she’ll make friends quickly.

Apparently, she’s a bit shy?

There were no tears as she’s been ready for school for quite awhile.  As soon as the doors opened she ran in with barely a backwards glance.  I do hope her school years are happy ones!

Thanks to Panasonic for allowing me to capture this precious moment.

Disclosure:  The Camcorder was compliments of Panasonic