National Media Museum

A wet, miserable and grey Saturday we decided to take a trip out but do something indoors. The National Media Museum in Bradford was a place I had long wanted to visit, we never seemed to get around to it. This trip fixed that. A drive in pouring rain to Bradford, we found the museum easily and…

Chinese New Year in Manchester

With the second largest Chinatown in the UK, Chinese New Year in Manchester is quite a big deal.  There is always loads going on and this year of the rooster was no exception. Keen not to miss out we headed into the city to check out the celebrations. Past expeditions on Chinese New Year have been…

Matilda The Musical

Son had been to see Matilda on a school trip a couple of years ago and came back raving about it. Last year as part of his Christmas present he got a ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That was a big success, this year we decided to do the same thing and get…

Shrek’s Adventure

This attraction starring that famous ogre and his friends has been open in London for quite some time now. Son read about it then, remembered it now and when we organised this weekend trip to London he lobbied heavily to include it on our agenda. Our abode of choice on this expedition was the Premier…

Winter Gathering

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was our main theatre outing during the Christmas holidays however we just about managed to squeeze in another trip with last minute tickets to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and Sweet Charity. This is one of my favourite ever theatres – the most beautiful Grade 2 listed building right in the city…

Searching For Snowflakes in Liverpool

A trip to Liverpool in search of snowflakes was just the thing in that post Christmas pre-New Year time – not the real sort I hasten to add. We were seeking twelve fibre glass snowflakes, designed by artists from around the UK and dotted across the city as part of a festive trail. We’d done…