a meetup

The girls and I visited the People's History Museum in Manchester today.  It was an event organised by blogs up north, a group of very lovely blogging Mums.  

The girls where very well behaved in the car.  What should have taken 45 mins ended up taking 2 hours, but I was very proud of my girls.  My youngest slept the whole way and my eldest and I played 'I spy' and sang lots of songs.  Even when we entered Manchester and got very badly lost, mainly down to road closures, the girls behaved.  So we arrived a little bit late, something I always hate doing, especially when I left with plenty of time.

The People's History Museum is a very interactive hands on museum, the kind of museum I like as I believe children learn best though play.  My eldest was given a bee back pack which contained some 'I spy' cards.  These were great for spotting different things as we walked around.  We pretended to be like 'Mr.Tumble' as he always has a picture of an item he has to find.  My youngest took a shine to the magnifying glass in there and my eldest loved the binoculars

there you areI spy

Scattered around the museum are various boxes which contain items relating to a person in history.  This gives you the chance to dress up and have a bit of fun learning about people history.


The girls had a lot of fun exploring the museum and I enjoyed meeting in person some lovely blogging mums.

The journey home took an impressive 3 and half hours due to several accidents and traffic works but the girls had had so much fun they slept the whole time


This day I love a meetup. 

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  1. Oh no! I can't believe it took you do long to get home! Still, it was lovely to meet you to.

  2. What an awful journey. Was great to meet you and the girls and look forward to meeting you again soon.

  3. Awww, glad you all had a good time - despite the roadworks and accidents! Hopefully next time I'll be able to join you - I couldn't come this week because we had half term last week...

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