Visit to the Natural History Museum 

To be honest the NHM is not somewhere i really go often, but with a toddler, we thought it would be a great place to go see dinosaurs and see grandparents at the same time.

I was expecting it to be busy, and i was right, however it is possible to book advanced tickets (free) for entry to some of the exhibitions such as the dinosaurs one. The exhibition was in a long room, with a raised walkway running down the middle. You start by going on the walkway and can view lots of dinosaur models suspended from the roof, as you walk down over the other visitors you cna get a idea of the layout. Once you reach the end you come face to face with a “living” T Rex. This is the highlight for many people, sorry but as i said this is not really of interest to me. Children love it though and it kept a 20 month old entertained and slowed him down enough to let the adults catch up with him.

The NHM is huge and we only looked at a few things, but I still find all the pickled and embalmed animals creepy and disturbing. For example in the mammals room there is an embalmed giraffe and you can see the stich marks….

 

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Visit to Tate Britain

lovely day visiting the Tate, one of my favourite places in London. It is also great for little people. 

A little secret of some london galleries and museums are the friends program, not only does this get you free entry to the exhibitions but there are members rooms which are often less crowded and great places to meet.

The Tate Britan, friends room has lots of high chairs and a good kids meal deal, plus the bright and unique room with an open middle and domed room is a great distraction for little people.

   

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Jura Superstition

As an Easter treat I thought I would try Jura Superstition limited edition single malt whisky.

My first thought on sniffing was i could hardly detect any smokyness. It claims to be lightly peated but and eventually i could smell some of the peaty smokyness but it was so light and a little disapointing.


Let’s see if it improves, but i suspect i will be getting another Laphroaig next time.


  

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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+start typing
Search your PC
Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-) Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen
Ctrl+scroll wheel Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C
Open the charms

In an app, open the commands for the app

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+F
Open the Search charm to search files
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+H
Open the Share charm
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+I
Open the Settings charm
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+J
Switch the main app and snapped app
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+K
Open the Devices charm
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+O
Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Q
Open the Search charm to search apps
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+W
Open the Search charm to search settings
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Z
Show the commands available in the app
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+spacebar
Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Ctrl+spacebar
Change to a previously selected input
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Tab
Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab
Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snaps them as they are cycled
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Shift+Tab
Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+PgUp
Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+PgDown
Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Shift+period (.)
Snaps an app to the left
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+period (.)
Snaps an app to the right
Esc Stop or exit the current task
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