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Mother's Day At The Science Museum

Usually for Mother's Day, we all head home or to my Grandma's to spend some time together but this year after seeing a feature on a new exhibition about food cravings at the science museum, my mum suggested we all go along for the day. 

I've wanted to go to the science museum for the longest time, we always used to go to the natural history museum, which lets face it, can get a little old and tiresome after the billionth visit. The science museum however is much more interactive and has exhibitions on things that actually affect us on a day to day basis. It's all really fascinating... despite me being completely and utterly uninterested by science at school. 

I was hoping that because going to the science museum isn't really your typical kind of outing for Mother's Day, that it wouldn't be so packed with little kids crawling up the walls. I can't really compare but I have to say, it wasn't too bad. After walking through the space room and the man-made world section (which was super cool with all the old cars, trains and planes) we made it to the Cravings exhibit. It was a little smaller than we all expected but still interested nonetheless. It explored the idea of how your senses and more biological processes can control what we eat and how we eat it. I'd recommend a visit if you're in the area.

After that we went upstairs to the communications room which I think was my favourite, not only because it was close to empty, but also because there was a section about the development of mobile phones. It's so crazy to think how fast everything has progressed in 20-30 years. We even discussed remembering when my dad and then a year later my mum brought home their first ever brick sized mobile phones. Bizarre.

After the museum we wandered around South Kensington to find a place that wasn't rammed for us to eat in. We found a pub, plonked ourselves down and had some good pub grub. We let our food settle, and meandered back to the station, stopping at the Hummingbird Bakery and I bought my dear ma a red velvet cupcake as she hadn't ever had a Hummingbird Bakery cake before! Yumz.

It's days like this that make me truly grateful for how wonderful my family is, and what a brilliant support network we are for each other.

Hope you all had a lovely time over the weekend!