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Kids all access… the Barbican Arts Centre

February 17, 2014 at 10:10

Mama Lewis


Check out the padded seats at the Barbican. (That's Grandma Bar holding May- May before the convent)Check out the padded seats at the Barbican. (That's Grandma Bar holding May- May before the convent)

Oh, Barbican Arts Centre: you audacious modernist complex, you concrete slabs and jutting angles, you that supplies not one, but six different flavours of ice cream (of which I bought four of today, yum). Oh, Barbican Arts Centre: I think I’m a little bit in love with you. Here’s a brief list of the reasons […]

WIN! Family tickets to In the Night Garden LIVE (worth £70)!

May 13, 2013 at 21:12

Mama Lewis


Win tickets

We have a winner – congratulations Susan Bell! Hope you and your family enjoy the performance! __________________ May and Ieuan are OBSESSED with In the Night Garden. Ieuan wakes up in the morning to ask for his “SHOW!” and goes to sleep the same way. (We are a pro-TV household.) Ieuan learned to touch his […]

NOW that’s what I call music! 3 1/2 years old

April 12, 2013 at 23:14

Mama Lewis



May – the anti-establishment, punk, performance artist that she is – has broadened her taste in music since last year’s introductory NOW that’s what I call music! 2 1/2. A bit of gangsta rap? Yes, please! says May. And, okay – it may be true that she has better taste in music than her mama. But, […]

Why I’m abandoning therapies for cuddles

January 4, 2013 at 21:44

Mama Lewis


More of this! (May at six months old)More of this! (May at six months old)

At some point, towards the end of 2012, I fell into a therapy funk. I stopped doing as much physio at home as I should. I stopped giving May a spoon to hold during her meals. Stopped showing her bright lights in our darkened bathroom while she took her evening bath. It wasn’t conscious. I […]

Yes, May, but is it art? The London Symphony Orchestra EDITION

April 6, 2012 at 22:25

Mama Lewis



May’s gone all high-brow on us. This wasn’t her first time at the Barbican. We also took her to see an exhibit where little birdies flew around and landed on instruments. May, are little birdies landing on instruments art? No. Categorically no. I thought she’d love it, but she was rather bored and finally we just […]