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Love is in the Air

February 13, 2015


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d pull together some of my best previous posts for you, suited to the occasion. Why try your hand at a spot of mail art and write your loved one a beautifully decorated letter? It may be too late to post it, but you can always deliver it in person ;) You can never go wrong with chocolate! My chocolate almond torte uses ingredients that all naturally gluten free, so no experimental substitutions necessary. And, of course, it […]

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Museum Love on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014


Sending you all lots of museum love this Valentine’s Day with this beautiful painting of Caravaggio’s Amor, taken this morning at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.   Here are some other Valentine’s related posts: Apparently, “as far as first date ideas go, going to a museum is considered one of the best”. You can read more about it in How To Go On A Museum Date. As far a museum dates go, the Meguro Parasitological Museum in Tokyo is a popular hot spot, believe it or not […]

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How To Go On A Museum Date

February 14, 2012

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Love it or hate it, today is Valentine’s Day. When I was thinking of a museum related post I could for the blog today, I was reminded of a project I was involved with at National Museums Scotland just before I left. We worked with some groups of young people to create their own self-guided tours around the Museum of Scotland. As well as perennial favourite topics such as blood and gore, one group chose to develop a date tour. As well as some romance […]

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{Japan} Meguro Parasitological Museum – because nothing says ‘I love you’ like a 30 foot tapeworm

February 14, 2011


When the husband and I first visited Japan together, we asked around for romantic things for couples to do in Tokyo. Suggestions included enjoying the night time view together from the observation deck of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, going for a romantic walk in one of the many beautiful Japanese gardens, and…a visit to the Meguro Parasitological Museum! Yes, this quirky sounding museum is apparently a hot spot for dates – and don’t forget your souvenir photo next to the 30 foot long tapeworm^^ The […]

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