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Friday, 24 August 2012


Today Euan and I caught the train into Birmingham in search of a 'real' brain at The Think Tank, Birmingham Science Museum.  I am a product of my parents and can't help having a sharp intake of breath at the entrance fee of these places, phew educational fun can be expensive.  Euan is notorious for being a 'butterfly' or more like a 'Busy Bee' at these places and I run around after him.  It is surprising the amount of information kids can take in though racing around.  We saw the 'real' brain that the original owner donated to the museum!  Awesome.  (If you like that sort of thing)!  We learned all  sorts of things about the human body.  We also saw a triceratops skull and a all sorts of fossils, including a fossil of a whole crocodile with a tooth still embedded in it's leg.  There are some great stuffed animals too.  I am strangely fascinated by Taxidermy.  You gotta admit a Polar Bear must take a lot of hard work!  We looked at old trains, steam engines, bikes, motorbikes and cars.  Euan really enjoyed the 'Science Garden' outdoors.  I had a play too.  We explored forces, pulleys and leavers, balances,  movement, bridge building and lots of water.  We then had lunch at our favourite Chinese Buffet restaurant in China Town.  I am off to find the recipe for a delicious, Melon, Tapioca and Coconut Milk pud that we love.  On the train journey home Euan stated he would like to donate his body to the museum, particularly his 'Butt Cheeks'!  He cracks me up!  He only said this because he knows it would make me laugh a lot!  
We have one weeks holiday left before we are back to the school routine.  Boooo!  I think we are due a trip to 'Chicken World' next week.  The Domestic Fowl Trust and Honeybourne Rare Breeds.  We both love 'Chicken World'.  I will have to be careful not to fall in love and bring anything home with me!


  1. Bet you are totally exhausted now! Did you take a picture of the real brain? Would be interesting to see it lol ........

  2. You're such a good mom! Sounds like Euen learned a lot and you got a good workout! I hope you go to the chicken farm and buy one new chicken for your flock! We're having lovely weather for our last week of August. Some new trips coming up. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. Things like that are so fun! We have a science museum like that in Columbus called COSI. I haven't the slightest idea what it stands for, but it is a fascinating place to visit! Enjoy your trip to the chicky store!

  5. Looks like lots of fun but I agree with you about the prices of these things, they are hideous! We have just got back from our holidays and had a great time but the price of a day out can be scary. I love all the projects you have been working on.

  6. Wow, sounds like a great day! At least Euan makes the best of the entrance fee, imagine he would loose interest after 20 minutes...


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