Real Bodies Exhibition

Getting up close to science at The Real Bodies Exhibition at The NEC Birmingham

Mini is really interested in science at the moment and loves reading her Usborne all about the body book. As both Mr Mack and I have backgrounds in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) we enjoy talking to her about these topics and helping her to learn more about the world around her. So when … Continue reading Getting up close to science at The Real Bodies Exhibition at The NEC Birmingham

The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel

The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel, Birmingham Hippodrome

What better way to help cheer up the end to post holiday blues than a Sunday afternoon trip to the theatre, so we were very excited to be invited along to review The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel at The Birmingham Hippodrome. The show is the theatre's first in house production, in collaboration with … Continue reading The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel, Birmingham Hippodrome

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Dinosaur Hunting at Lapworth Museum of Geology

Sunday turned out to be a wet and miserable day, so we had a search for something that we could do indoors together. Mr Mack came across The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham. Mini has been learning about dinosaurs and volcanoes at school recently so this sounded like a great idea. … Continue reading Dinosaur Hunting at Lapworth Museum of Geology

Miracle on 34th Street: The Muscial at The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 Richard Attenborough version) is one of my all time favourite Christmas movies. So when I had the opportunity to go along to see The Birmingham and Midland Operatic Society's musical version, I jumped at the chance. I was hoping the show would help me to get in the mood … Continue reading Miracle on 34th Street: The Muscial at The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

We’re going on a Bear hunt … The Big Sleuth

On a Sunday morning, fuelled by breakfast at our favourite Boston Tea Party, we set off on our bear hunt. The Big Sleuth launched in Birmingham in July and is a collection of 100 model bears spread throughout the city and surrounding areas. The trail aims to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital through sales … Continue reading We’re going on a Bear hunt … The Big Sleuth