Last Day of the Summer

London Bound (1)

On the last Sunday of the holidays we took advantage of a train ticket offer* and caught the train to London for the day.

Having waited until all of the children could appreciate the trip we were finally headed for The Natural History Museum (Actual History Museum according to Monty).

London Bound (2)

As you’d expect, the museum was incredibly crowded so we limited ourselves to the mammal hall and the dinosaur exhibition. I adore the NHM, who doesn’t? It is wondrous from the outside and entrancing on the inside.

I love the architecture, it is unbelievably detailed. I think you could spend years viewing the building and still not have drunk in everything it has to offer.

It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse who coincidentally designed our local church around the same time (you can see the tower in this post with it’s NHM-esq details). Even more coincidentally he also designed my business partner’s town hall up in Scotland. Or rather, he got about a bit in Victorian times.

London Bound (3)

We began and ended our day on the South Banks which is always one of the most fun places to hang out in central London – why did I never come here when I lived in the city? Couldn’t you just stay for the whole day and never get bored?

This Summer they have been celebrating a Festival of Neighbourhood which makes it even more thrilling than usual. Add to that Wahaca’s Street Kitchen and you pretty much have my perfect day out.

I wanted to make a short film for the children to remember their day and decided to go with a series of still images in stop motion. You know I have a weakness for stop motion and time lapse!

Hope you enjoy coming along for the ride x

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*Which, as an aside, was not offered on the National Rail site nor in station. Thank goodness for The Tainline highlighting it and saving us nearly £20 /aside over.

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  • Reply katie September 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Love the video – looks like you had a very fun and action packed day.

    Your kids style rocks too :)
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  • Reply Eve September 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Fabulous film Kat. Loved it!

  • Reply eggdipdip September 17, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Oh you are ever so clever – I do love the film!
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  • Reply Rachael September 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Oh heck – looks like my comment got posted on You Tube. Really enjoyed your film.
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  • Reply Carie September 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I always love your films and this is no exception – the stop motion is awesome, and it looks like you had a wonderful day out too. I don’t think I’ve ever been to the National History Museum but in a few years time when my two are a bit bigger it would be a wonderful day out.
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  • Reply Kelly September 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Love the film, such a great reminder but where are you? I think you need to make sure you are in it too!

    Love the idea of the Actual History Museum
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  • Reply joana September 30, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I love your video! It could be our family trip to the zoo yesterday :-)
    I can feel how mych fun and joy there was!!

  • Reply Angela @Little Apple Tree October 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    The video is awesome, Kat! I love the picture you took of the entrance archway of the NHM. Nice to see a different perspective on it!

    Looks like you all had an amazing day out xx
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