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{Scotland} Exploring Animals at the National Museum of Scotland

April 7, 2014

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Whenever we go on a family holiday back home to Edinburgh, we end up spending a lot of time at the National Museum of Scotland (okay, admittedly, I end up spending a lot of time there too even if I go to Edinburgh on my own). I’ve previously waxed lyrical about their fabulous Imagine gallery, and pointed out some things that little motor heads and train lovers will enjoy. This time, it’s all about the animals! There are plenty of animals at the National Museum […]

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{Germany} Things In Jars

February 27, 2014

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As you’ll know by now, if you saw the video interview with me about my favourite museums in Berlin, I’m a big fan of the Museum für Naturkunde (Engl: Natural History Museum). Not only do they have an entire hall full of dinosaurs and uber-sized models of giant insects, they also let the visiting public take a peek inside their wet collections. Comprising around one million zoological objects in 276,000 vials, preserved in 81,880 litres of ethanol, the collections are of immense scientific and cultural […]

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Enjoying the last vestiges of Autumn

November 15, 2013

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The days are getting shorter and colder. Winter will be knocking at the door soon, but until then I’m enjoying the last vestiges of Autumn. I love the rich pickings that nature offers in Autumn to bring the outdoors indoors, even in the city: colourful leaves, acorns and chestnuts, pine cones. There’s a magnificent tree in the front gardens of the Jewish Museum Berlin – which we like to pretend are our gardens, since we don’t have one of our own – which throws off […]

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Conversation Starters

September 9, 2013

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When we were in Washington, D.C. earlier this year, we – of course – visited my beloved National Postal Museum. I’ve already written about our visit in general, but I wanted to add a bit about their current special exhibition, which runs until January 2014. The exhibition is called “Fire and Ice”, and focuses on the Hindenburg and Titanic, both of which came to a tragic end. In case you’re wondering about the postal link, both were carrying mail. I was super excited to discover, […]

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My Museum Cafe: Coconut & Raspberry Slices

July 19, 2013

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It’s time for another round of my museum cafe! Tray bakes are quite a popular choice for serving in cafes, and this juicy coconut and raspberry slices are full of the tastes of summer. These would be perfect for an afternoon picnic in a museum garden. Ingredients 300g gluten free flour (e.g. Dove’s Farm or Schär) 3 heaped teaspoons baking powder 150g butter 200g sugar 3 eggs, separated 2-3 tablespoons water 6 tablespoons raspberry jam (or other jam, if you prefer) 200g desiccated coconut Directions […]

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{Germany} Museum Knoblauchhaus

June 19, 2013

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I was going to share another of our Scottish visits with you today, but I haven’t quite got round to processing the rest of my photos – it’s been so darn hot here in Berlin this week, I’ve just been lying in a cool dark room trying not to melt… So instead I’m sharing another great discovery from Berlin instead. Although the Museum Knoblauchhaus may sound like a museum all about garlic (Knoblauch being German for that rather pungent bulb) – and with museums about […]

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