BBC4 is my cultural lifeline in lockdown 3

Well, here we are aagin: Let's not delve into how we got here, but we are. There is little cheer...

Book Review: Another You, Kirsten Hesketh

Another Us, Kirsten Hesketh, is focused around the loveable Emma and her family, which include...

Cultured Kids, December 2020 #62

Hello Cultured Kids! December is usually a month packed with back-to-back culture, but with the...
How to get your ballet fix during UK Lockdown

How to get your ballet fix during UK Lockdown

I have a dance-mad daughter,  who particularly loves ballet and I am quite partial to a night at the ballet too. However, a night at The Royal Opera House is currently on hold, sipping a champagne in the Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar before taking our seats will just...

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Sports kit for kids with small gardens!

Sports kit for kids with small gardens!

There are links in this post, but none are affiliate. Many places are sold out of stock, but I found Little Big Sports have lots of stock  Living in London is full of huge opportunity for kids ... normally. During covid-19 isolation, when we are strictly limited to...

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Cultured Kids #55

Cultured Kids #55

Here we are in March! Hurtling towards Spring and hopefully a few less storms! It's been a busy few weeks here at TMK HQ, with a week in the French Alps, whizzing down the slopes and eating plenty of cheese! Meanwhile, back in London, plenty of culture was fitted in,...

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The Prince of Egypt, London – a review

The Prince of Egypt, London – a review

There's a new blockbuster of a show in town: The Prince of Egypt, a musical based on the Dreamwork's film of the same name, with a musical score composed by veteran Stephen Schwartz, also behind my all time lip-synch favourite, Defying Gravity. It sounds like this...

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Cleopatra’s Needle, Embankment

Cleopatra’s Needle, Embankment

Right on the Embankment, standing tall, is Cleopatra's Needle, flanked by two rather stunning bronze sphinxes. The needle itself is an original Egyptian obelisk, reportedly built 3500 years ago in 1460 BC for Pharaoh Thomtmes III. Originally, it was located firstly in...

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