We went with C’s Ps to The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds today. I hadn’t really thought of going there, as felt it was a bit old for SB, am a pacifist, and did’t really want to explain the concept of war too much. chris’s dad was keen to see though. SB actually liked the museum, and it ash been really well thought out, and the layout is good – well worth a visit, but for an oler child I think. As you go into the war section, there is a display showing a child crying behind a bookcase with her room vandalised and a military type holding a gun threateningly – so I started crying and moved on, confirming this museum not for me! The bit on jousting v good though – even for me – and I like looking at the armour, also the japanese samurai etc. [less realistic for me I suppose]. i thonk I would like to return when SB quite a bit older, and we have discussed wars, the alleged justifications and looked at them in more detail [this was touched on in the museum, and as I said, I was impressed].
The new webland also came, and SB and I looked at all the new bits to see. Never heard the song before, and thought it was a bit weird?
This evening I went to CLOGS. this is a sort of women in obs and gynae who like to eat in restaurants group – and I have known some of the people all my training. it was the chinese new year celebratory meal – late, as the organiser tries to spend chinese new year in singapore with family. We had a great laugh, nice food and a bit of wine. I will be really sad to say goodbye to these friends – as my work support people. they think I am a bit odd, but don’t try to change or judge. Another one of the sad things about moving on.
got back to find SB ravenous, so now hopefull zonked out, and I will go to bed too. C’s Ps go home tomorrow.