Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My trip to the museum

I had a nice weekend, not that any of you bothered to ask.

It started well, with this lovely ‘save the date’ thingey from our upstairs neighbours. (They knew I’d KICK OFF if I didn’t get an invite.)

Next, Family RMWLC went on a SPECIAL DAY OUT to the London Transport Museum. It’s got buses and trains and stuff.

**Only bother reading on if you’ve got kids or are really bored. Actually, only bother reading if you've got kids AND are really bored. And you have some weird obsession with funny handles on trains.**

I enjoyed watching my children play with a video installation, one delighted and the other bewildered.

We explored the history of the tube train handle. Who knew you could get Creme Egg ones?

Then I became tired and irritable and had to sit down and have something to eat.

They also gave my eldest this snazzy activity book.

It’s nicely done, eh?

As well as the complimentary moustache and a pop-up horse complete with its own saddle and horsey turd, you could create your own Abram Games poster.

I did a rather nice duck.

And mini RMWLC did an even better robot. 

What a show-off.

So I guess the lesson of the day is that, in this age of digibytes and googletubes, some nice things are still made of paper.

All in all, I'd give the museum 6.5 out of 10 (it lost half a point on account of the fact the Earl Grey tea wasn't Twinings).

It’s £13 for adults but that’s an annual pass so you can go back again and again to stare at the Crème Egg tube handle. Which is good value.

Next time let’s go together, okay?


  1. Girl who used to sit near youApril 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Hi RMWLC.
    Do you think having kids makes us better copywriters or not/other? Discuss.

  2. Good question, Girl who used to sit near me. I like this answer

  3. Girl who used to sit near youApril 12, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Genius answer RMWLC. If Peggy in Mad Men thinks it's hard to be a female copywriter (Series 5, Ep 4) she should try doing it preggers.