Today we hopped on the train and went to Winchester. On a recent trip to the art gallery I picked up a leaflet about the Lego Trail. In each one of 7 museums across Hampshire until early June there will be a large Lego model on display. When you visit each one of the sites you get your trail stamped and if you see them all you can enter a Lego competition. I don't think we'll manage to see all of them but we decided to kick off in Winchester.
The model is housed in the City Museum and whilst there S also did a Lego mini figure trail.
S was very pleased to find free colouring in sheets dotted around the museum too.
And here is the model constructed totally from Lego, a life sized Roman banqueting table complete with bunches of green and red grapes, bread, meat, oranges and apples and pitchers for wine. What a shame we didn't have this before S's Roman feast day at school yesterday.
The Second reason for choosing Winchester was so S could do the Winchester Bunny Hop trail. 14 letters were hidden in 14 different shops across the City centre and when you found them all they spelt out 3 words.
Back to the museum now. Each floor has a small selection of dressing up items. The hats on offer were too good to pass up and so here we have G in a top hat
and a bonnet. I love this so much!
G says I look like a member of the audience from The Good Old Days and that this hat went particularly well with my 'old granny coat.' Nice.
We both loved this display taken from the interior of an old chemist which used to trade in the City
and there is also the whole interior of a tobacconists to marvel over but I couldn't photograph it as it was so full of mirrors and glass I made do with a little snap of one of the elegant adverts. How sophisticated this makes smoking look.
No trip to Winchester would be complete with a little wander around CK and I knew exactly what I was looking for. I had recently received a mini catalogue in the post and spotted this plastic strawberry brooch. I remember having plastic dangly ear-rings like these back in the 80's which I loved wearing even though they made my ears itch!
On completion of the Bunny Trail we had to take the sheet to the tourist info centre to be checked and to claim S's prize. Whilst she was handing it in I had a mooch around and found these little brooches made from scraps of fabric and beads. It's the kind of thing I would like to have a go at making.