I’m writing my first blog post using my iPhone WordPress app and the photos from my phone so it may appear a bit funny.
Gosh it has been a while since I’ve blogged. We have been spending time with Jax’s Aunty and cousins from Hong Kong over the last two weeks. They came to visit Jax’s Grandad who is 97 years old and to spend time with their family and friends. Jax’s Grandad has travelled to many countries and he even remembers when men in China wore their hair in plaits and that is really a long time ago.
We took them around London tourist areas as well as local museums. I had to take them to the V&A Museum of Childhood as it is one if my favourite museums.
There are always new toys displayed and there were a few that caught my eye; the Tomy children knitting machine and the Kenner Bylthe doll.
We also went to watch The Railway Children which is performed on one of tracks where the old Eurostar platforms use to be at Waterloo Station. This brought me back to my childhood when The Railway Children (as well as The Secret Garden) was (and still is) one if my favourite books. I really enjoyed the play and the real steam engine was
amazing (apparantly the carriage is from the original film).
I highly recommend this play for all ages and a part of the ticket price is donated to The Railway Children Charity helping homeless children. The only thing is that the actors have to wear winter victorian clothes and it must be very hot in this weather (it was 30 degrees celsius when we watched it). But they were all excellent.