Top 5 Little Seen Treasures of the British Museum

As part of my work with families at the British Museum, ย it’s always nice to direct people to some of the treasures they might otherwise miss. It gives the visitors a more positive experience and I get to share my favourite bits with everyone who asks “What should I see while I’m here?” So, I…

Bon Appetit! Celebrating Julia Child

Today, 15th August 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Julia Child: Mistress of the Art of French Cooking. Although not so much an icon on these shores as in her native USA, Julia has become a recognisable name, largely thanks to Meryl Streep and Nora Efron. In a small way, Julia has…

Brighton’s Old Penny Arcade Museum

Growing up in a seaside town, Penny Arcades were a fairly big part of my summer, Easter and Christmas holidays. Oh and weekends. It was always a treat to take my bag of 2p coins to the beach and try to win big. (Trust me, you wouldn’t want to go swimming. I was being euphemistic…