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lenina at the Space Age – exhibition

Here’s a pic of me at the Space Age – exhibition in Edinburgh that’s currently on loan from the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. I did in fact go to the Museum of Childhood with the ex this year January and even blogged about it here (Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green).

In a weird way I’ve seen the same thing with two different BFs. In my first article, I even talked about the Meteorite which of course I remembered and told B. about, and yes, it was there when we went on Saturday.

The helmet that I’m wearing is of a space costume that was provided for children to dress up and run around. I’m nearly 35 but I LOVE playing and indulging the child in me sometimes (hence I play video games and such). The good thing is that B. is like that too – probably more so.  Note that playfulness can sometimes be silly and maybe immature, but in our case at least, it’s never irresponsible – I take life in general rather seriously 😛


Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green

Today we went to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. They had a Space Age – exhibition on, one item being a meteorite from outer space, which visitors were encouraged to touch.

Noteworthy facts:

  • a lot of the great toys and inventions were either German or French
  • it’s a great place for kids, and admission is free
  • you can indulge in a bit of nostalgia (you’ll remember some of the toys from your own childhood)
  • the Doll’s Houses  are pretty cool and probably my favourite bit

A doll’s house I particularly liked was that of Amy Miles (1890). On the microsite you can see a video animation of a room on the second floor, and one on the third floor, of Amy Miles’ doll’s house.