Climbing St Rumbold's Tower, Mechelen with young kids

My best family experiences are those where I’ve learnt something new about ourselves. Our recent trip to Mechelen in Belgium gave us one such experience – in the unexpected shape of a very high tower! St Rumbold’s tower, part of the Cathedral of the same name, is one of the highest church towers in Belgium. It was impossible to miss on our…

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Review: Robot Zoo at the Horniman Museum

There are very few things in life for which I will commit to being somewhere with two under fives at 9am in the morning. Especially when this somewhere is literally the other side of London – and up a steep hill! But a press invite to ‘Robot Zoo’ exhibition at the Horniman was one of these few things, especially as we’ve really enjoyed our visits…

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Museum Mum Diaries: January-March 2017

Spring has most definitely sprung in London – with beautiful blue skies and tree blossoms already coating the pavements. As the year races by, I thought I would pause to reflect on how I’m doing on the Take 12 Trips challenge I’ve set myself, and some of the other highlights of the last three months. January My partner and I kicked…

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17 special Mother's Day ideas in UK museums

A few years back, I awoke on Mother’s Day to… nothing. That’s right. Not. one. thing. No card, no flowers, no special hugs. I waited an hour or so, expecting that I was going to be given a really big surprise. And I was – the surprise being that everyone had forgotten. Granted, we were away for the weekend, but by…

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Museum Mum Travels: 2017 plans

As mentioned, I now work full time. FULL TIME. With two under fives (and definitely not forgetting the teen). After a full year in post I’ve (mostly) come to terms with feelings of maternal guilt – knowing I love my job and the kids are happy and well cared for at nursery/school helps enormously. Our weekdays are full on – the alarm…

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