We decided to have a family day out with our lovely friends today before the mad rush back to normality tomorrow (whatever normal is in our household). Our visit to Derby Museum started in the cafe, where all good visits should start. Lovely cakes, a latte and service with a smile, but also a fabulous display of 'mug shots', pictures of public brews! I squealed slightly with excitement as here in this place of loveliness there are pictures who love their brew just like Sue (that's me). The museum had some very interesting exhibits and we all instantly thought of the film 'Night of the Museum. we looked very closely at the skeletons, mummies and taxidermy on show, wondering if they really did come alive at night. I know!! it's only a movie, but is it? Got ya thinking now haven't I? There was a soldier on horseback and we all had a lovely moment rembering the legend Robin Williams, hoping he was looking down on us having a giggle. It's those memories in movie and television that we all remember, we all have our favourites and the museum brought all those classic children's tv moments back to life in their exhibition running throughout the rest of January. It showed all the classics from 1946 to the present day, there were also activities to take part in. One of my favourites personally would have to be Mr Ben, I loved the idea of going into a magic changing room and going on an adventure of my dreams. I secretly stood in the changing room of many a shop when I was younger hoping for a 'shop keeper to appear', they did appear, but the staff at BHS, M&S or Debenhams just didn't possess the same magic somehow. My other favourite character would have to be the hippy rabbit named Dylan from the Magic Roundabout, so chilled for reasons that when I became an adult and learnt more about the world it became a little clearer, the reason he may have been so chilled, bless Florence, she always tried to keep everyone on the roundabout in order, even the flamboyant Ermintrude. So like the latte I purchased in the cafe which in the days of some of this vintage tv used to be called a 'milky coffee' it was a delight to feel the warmth and the taste of classic tv again. A very good day out for all the family and all ages.
The exhibition continues until 29th January. Check out the museum's website at: www.derbymuseums.org
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.