I am certainly making good use of my weekly train ticket as I went up to London again on Saturday. I took my little wild life to see some other wild life.
First though we began the day with a healthy breakfast of egg with tomatoes, spinach, onions and mushrooms with coriander. Yummy. Followed by a walk with the dogs in the still wet and muddy woods. We went up to London to meet James’ sister Anne and family, to go to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the wonderful Natural History Museum. Entry to the exhibition is £12 adult and £6 child and it is advisable to pre-book. Entry to the museum though is free and there is so much to see it is worth visiting. In the 3 hours we were there before going to the photography exhibition, we only saw a small amount of what is on offer. Another bonus is the beautiful building it is in.
I felt ashamed that I hadn’t brought Harvey here before, especially when I observed that he was so interested in everything. We will definitely be coming back. We had a bite to eat in their excellent cafe. I had a chicken club sandwich on brown with a latte. Not the lowest calorie choice but I was relieved I resisted the very tempting cakes. We then queued for the dinosaur exhibits.Time went really quickly and it was a pleasure to be in this magnificent hall.
The architecture here is stunning. The dinosaur exhibit is well worth visiting. It is free but you have to queue because it is so popular. It is well worth it though.You are not allowed to take photos in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition so we respected that. It is excellent so go and see it if you can. I would recommend going before the 5pm session though as we were a bit rushed at the end as the museum closes at 6pm. I might be tempted to get first tickets of the day and hope it is not so crowded.
We headed off in to South Kensington and had a good curry at Shikara in Bute St. Not diet friendly though despite the portions shown here as I also had a pint of Cobra, poppadoms with accompaniments, more of the main and quite a lot of probably the very best Peshwari Nan I have ever had.
I did at least resist sweet things today and got a lot of walking in so not the worst day for eating recently by a long way. If you can, treat yourselves and go to see this fantastic exhibition.