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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Beanie went to London Day Three

 Today we got up early again for breakfast.  We had cornflakes, a hot kwussant with butter and coffee.  Yummm!

 After that, we got our stuff together to go out - and left another weathergram in the ladies toilets!!!

 We had a quick wander round before we set off.....

 ....and found this weird sculpture outside Kings Cross Station!

 It's by a chap called Henry Moore.

 Then we had to get a bus somewhere....!

 We got on a number 73....

 And tied a weathergram to a rail!!!

 And we got off here!!!

And first of all we went to Cornelisson's to do some shopping!!!  We found a box of gouache paints in the back of the shop that was on sale... so we got some!

And then we went to see a special expedition about Egyptian mummies at the British museum!  We bought the ticket online and got in half price on our Art Pass!

We used the facilities and left them a weathergram as a "thank you"!!

 And then went off in search of the expedition..... we thought it was in here first...

 But it wasn't, it was down here!!!

 That was REALLY interesting!!!!  They had eight mummies from different time periods ranging from 2500 BC up to the Roman period when Cleopatra and Julius Caesar was around and because taking the bandages off would damage the mummy, they'd taken CT scans and X-rays instead.  And they had gadgets where if you twiddled them, you'd get the picture of the CT scan which would then "unwrap" the image so you could "see" the body on the CT scan image!!!  And then keep twiddling to wrap the mummy up again!!  And you could see where the embalmers had put the metal medallion things in the wrappings, and you could see where they'd had abcessesses in their teeth!!!  It was brill!!!  We did some shopping in the gift shop before we left too.

And then left a bookcrossing book on a bench outside!!!

Then we went down to Tottenham Court Road to find a bus stop - and discovered that Freddie Mercury's been taken off the Dominion Theatre!!!!
OH NOOOOO!!  They've got somebody called Michael Flatfoot there now.

Anyway, we found our bus stop

 And got another number 73 going the other way.....

 We gave them another weathergram too!

 And we got off at Islington Green!!!

 By now, it was munchtime and we were starving hungry so we stopped here for lunch

 We got the drinks in......

 And got a Burger and Chips!!!

 After lunch, we left another bookcrossing book on a bench in the green.....

 ...and went somewhere else and saw this on the way.....

 ANOTHER ART SHOP!!!!  YAY!!!  We did some more shopping in here too, we found some funky papers and some more paints!

 we left a weathergram on their railings too!!

 Then we got another 73 bus.....

 And got off here - it was raining by now so we dived into the youth hostel to keep dry.  After we left our stuff in our room....

 We went back in here to have a proper look round the gift shop, since we didn't really have enough time to do that on Sunday.

 We had a little wander round before dinner - here's Euston Road in the rain!!!

 We saw a weird sculpture in this garden though!!!  It looks like a man-trap!

 Then it was dinner time so we had pizza again!  YUM!!

 And then it was back to the hostel!!!

We were pooped....!


  1. Hopefully it wasn't the kind of mummys from scary horror movies that get up and walk around!

  2. That's pretty cool with the twiddly mummy unwrapping thing! Looks like it was a full day of adventures - with another yummy pizza!