Posts Tagged "music"

Kids all access… the Barbican Arts Centre

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 | 2 comments

Kids all access… the Barbican Arts Centre

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 why: Free parking for Blue Badge holders Free carer ticket to events* Lifts, wide corridors, automatic doors – everywhere Easy access to wheelchair seats – and they are good seats Home to the London Symphony Orchestra – lovelovelove   May has been to...

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

Posted on May 13, 2013 | 0 comments

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

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 nose from the Tombliboos and blow kisses from Upsy Daisy. And when the show begins, at the first tinkling of the theme song, May’s little legs go a million miles an hour, kick-kick-kick! We were thrilled to be offered review tickets for In the Night Garden LIVE....

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

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 | 1 comment

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

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, I’m 40 years old now. It is completely against my decade to try new things. May enjoys a good tune (see I can’t even sound cool when I write about it. You should see me dance – it’s like a crocodile being wrestled to the ground.). Yesterday, as we...

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Why I’m abandoning therapies for cuddles

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 | 10 comments

Why I’m abandoning therapies for cuddles

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 didn’t even realize about the spoon until someone at May’s nursery asked me about it. “No,” I said, feeling a simple truth slip from my mouth. “I don’t do that anymore.” But, why? Why has this happened? I think it is the surgery. It was shock to learn that,...

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

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 | 2 comments

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

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 left and had a snooze in the lobby (see photo, circa 2009). We love the Barbican. And – you may have heard – May LOVES music. And, so, we returned for the Family Concert this Mother’s Day. (Sorry, I’m a bit behind the times here. I blame a...

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