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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2011 (Part 1)

January 9, 2012

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After visiting all those museums last year, I thought I would do a kind of ‘Museum Awards’ to pick out some of the highlights. Best Food No question, the award for best food experience has to go to the National Library of Scotland, simply for their selection of gluten free cakes! No, they’re not made fresh in house, they are pre-packaged from a gluten free range, but at least they recognise that they have customers with a need for this and they have three or […]

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

January 4, 2012

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

This time last year I had the idea that, as a challenge for the year, I would try to visit 52 museums in 52 weeks. However, with #MuseumBaby to look after I didn’t know how feasible this project was or whether I’d just end up being one of those mums who visits the National Museum of Scotland every other day because it’s free and it’s raining again outside. Turns out, a bit of both as the case was. But, either way, I didn’t tell anyone […]

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A Currywurst Christmas Story

December 24, 2011

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Earlier in the week I wrote about a story writing competition that the Deutsches Currywurst Museum here in Berlin had been running, where they were inviting people to submit a Christmas story featuring a selection of certain words related to the museum. I’ve translated my winning story in to English, and since its set on Christmas Eve I thought today would be the perfect day to post it. I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful Christmas! ————— A Currywurst Christmas Story: What A […]

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Christmas came early!

December 21, 2011

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Christmas came early!

In November, the Deutsches Currywurst Museum launched a competition in which they were calling for people to write and send in Christmas stories featuring, you’ve guessed it, currywurst* as a central theme. The stories could be funny, serious, sad, true or completely made up, as long as they featured at least five of the following words (or rather, their German equivalents, since it was all taking place in German): Sausage Sofa (part of the museum’s interior design), curry, fridge, cardboard bowl (a very specific one […]

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Museum Pumpkin

October 31, 2011

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Two Hallowe’en posts in a day?! Well, I guess they’re only relevant today and I didn’t want to wait a whole year to post the second one. Usually it’s my husband who takes creative charge of our pumpkins, but inspired by the @RiverMuseum carving of their mascot, Sippi the Otter, I thought I’d also try my hand at a museum related pumpkin. Click on the thumbnails to view the images in full size. Since faces are always a popular motif, and to say thank you […]

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Chocolate Week

October 10, 2011

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Chocolate Week

Today marks the beginning of Chocolate Week in the UK, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to check out the Ritter Sport Bunte Schoko Welt in Berlin. Granted, it’s leaning more towards commercial tourist attraction than museum, but as well as their shop and cafe they also have a ‘Schokopfad’ (Chocolate Path) where you can learn all about chocolate, from growing and harvesting right through to the bars of chocolate you buy off the shelf. In ‘Cultivation of Cocoa’ you get introduced […]

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