It was a world first. A clever way to entice visitors into the South Kensington Museum, as the V&A was known then, to experience all the cultural delights on offer. What do you think I'm talking about? Huge sculptures? Breathtaking art? Actually, Henry Cole, the founding director, made sure the first thing visitors in the 1860s … Continue reading My Weekend Photo – Featuring The V&A, London.
Mark recently bought Freya the children’s book, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History, written by Kate Pankhurst. After reading it with her I remember thinking two things ‘yay for Mark’ and ‘I wish there was something like this for adults’. BEHOLD, Bloody Brilliant Women. Journalist and presenter Cathy Newman has plugged a gap in the … Continue reading Book Review: Bloody Brilliant Women.
I drove by my grandad’s old house, simply because I could. Usually when we go back to my home town of Ipswich it’s just for a couple of hours to visit my parents or, even when we go back for several days, we have plans. There's normally no time for a trip down memory lane … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane at Ipswich Museum.
Even though I have lived in Norwich for more than a decade, there is still so much I don't know about the city. For example, I had always assumed that Tombland was named for some macabre reason that was undoubtedly to do with death. I found out yesterday, while taking part in a free City … Continue reading My Sunday Photo – March 18th, 2018.