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The Art of the Brick

Today we headed to the East End to see The Art of the Brick exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Nathan Sawaya’s Art Of The Brick exhibition is created with millions of Lego building blocks and is unique in its scope which ranges from new conceptual pieces to replicas of iconic classical artwork.

The Art of the Brick exhibitionThere were more than 100 pieces of display ranging from Classical sculptures to the Beatles. Big Brother liked this huge dinosaur skeleton.

The Art of the Brick exhibitionLittle Sis enjoyed playing with the Lego tables at the end of the exhibition.

The Art of the Brick exhibitionAfter a delicious lunch at Wagamama in Spitalfields Market we headed over to Covent Garden to find some of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures. The first flock of 50 sculptures arrived in London today (28th March 2015), and are around until 25th May.

Another One Rides the Bus in Covent Garden West Piazza

Shaun the Sheep sculpture trailParadise Bunch in Earlham Street sponsored by Cath Kidston

Shaun the Sheep sculpture trailFlash in St Martyn’s Courtyard

Shaun the Sheep sculpture trailCandy Baa in Covent Garden East Piazza

Shaun the Sheep sculpture trailThen we met up with some friends for ice-cream in Gelatorino before heading home.

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Superworm trail at Wendover Woods

We were really excited to hear about the latest Forestry Commission trail featuring Julia Donaldson’s wonderful Superworm!

Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!

We picked up our Superworm activity pack from the cafe which included a mini Superworm book, trail leaflet and string to make your own Superworm hero!

Superworm trailThen we set off to explore the trail with some friends.

Superworm TrailThe trail was similar to the Gruffalo Trail and Gruffalo’s Child Trail but without the large characters hanging in the trees. The children loved running to find the boards and following the activities on them.

Superworm TrailAfter our walk we shared a lovely picnic and went den building in the woods. The children made this impressive den with a little help from the grown ups.

den buildingThe Superworm trail is free but the activity pack costs £3.50. More information about the Superworm trail at Wendover Woods can be found on the Forestry Commission website.

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A day by the sea

Today we headed to Portsmouth for a family lunch by the sea. The weather was lovely and sunny and we enjoyed watching the boats come and go in the harbour.

Portsmouth harbourWe had a little look around the shops and a delicious lunch.

IMG_0528There was also some running around in the fresh sea air by the small people which tired them out so much Big Brother fell asleep on the way home.

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