We used to be quite content pootering around at home most of the time, but now E is older and, since the end of January, walking (nay, running!), our house seems much smaller, and she requires more by way of entertainment to stave away boredom. I make sure to fit in at least one exciting excursion a week and then do lots of little things around home.
A little while ago E and I went to the Museum of Modern Art in Edinburgh for a morning out. It's in such a beautiful setting:
I hadn't checked which exhibition would be on before going - it turns out it was From Death to Death and Other Small Tales, which is all about how 20th and 21st century artists have approached the subject of the body. Which, invariably, was pretty much all about genitalia. I'm no prude by any stretch, and some of the art was very good, however I felt a little uneasy showing my toddler the art. Less uneasy though than the parents of the 10 and 8 year old kids, who walked into a room that housed a massive bronze cast of a penis and balls dangling from the ceiling! You can imagine how that went down...!
We did very much enjoy this installation though, which was essentially nylon filled with spices. As you can tell, I'm no art expert and I'm not going to pretend to be, so I can't tell you what it represents. I can tell you the smell in the room was incredible though - just like being in the Moroccan Souks again:
We've also enjoyed LOTS of walks to see the ducks and swans in our village. The walk there is not much fun, at all, but once you're there it's beautiful. I think these photos are from March:
We've also been on lots of forays around Edinburgh:
And after all of that walking:
Speaking of coffee, you probably deserve one now after having made you look at all of my photos! Go! Enjoy!