Saturday last week I took the older 5 to a Peter and the Wolf concert in Huntingdon, leaving the baby at home with Matt. Lovely.

This week we had plans, including a trip to London to the Natural History Museum, but the children have all had heavy colds so we stayed home. Matt has been reading “The Load of Unicorn” to the children, which is being much enjoyed,  and they have been looking at some astronomy stuff using Celestia. Also some more programming on Khan Academy has happened, and Matt has found the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures from about 1973 are now available to watch so we’ve made a start on those. Which should keep us going for a while….


Today we decided to visit museums in Oxford. We started in the Ashmoleum and then moved across to the Natural History and Pitt Rivers, with a quick stop to  look at the room in the Eagle and Child where the Inklings would meet. Pitt Rivers is the most amazing collection. We would like to go and explore some more of Oxford on a dry day – it rained all day today and we got soaked  .