Monthly Archives: April 2009

Simon’s birthday party

Sunday 26th April 2009

This afternoon we invited over my brother Simon and our two nephews Scott & Alex for a birthday tea party. Thanks to the wonderful Spring sunshine, first of all we were able to visit the local park at Swakeleys for a game of ball, some fun in the playground for the boys, and then followed by a lovely walk home for tea past the ducks on the lake.

Here is Simon cutting his birthday cake – keenly watched by sons Scott & Alex !

A day out at the British Museum

Friday 17th April 2009

Today Gina and I played the part of tourists in our own capital city, and decided to spend some quality time at one of the world’s most famous museums. However, due to the immense size of the British Museum, we decided to concentrate (this visit) on viewing just the ancient Egyptian (see below) and Greek rooms (where we saw the Parthenon sculptures – including the “Elgin Marbles“).

Here is a picture of the “Rosetta Stone”. This is believed to be the key to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

The above is a photpgraph from a frieze of the “Elgin Marbles” – iconic sculpture from ancient Greece.