Sunday 25 September 2011

day at the museums.

Photo from Ella's Blog.

On Friday I travelled the tube alone to South Kensington to finally meet Ella. Since we found each other's blogs, we've been tweeting, texting and writing letters, and I'm so glad we actually got to hang out and talk in person!

First we headed to the Natural History Museum, which neither of us had been to for years. We loved the architecture, the dinosaurs and all of the animals. I absolutely LOVE taxidermy so I was in my element. We had a lot of laughs and I even learnt something - there's such a thing as vegetable ivory! So no need to steal tusks off the lovely elephants!

We found lots of funny taxidermy animals, like this one with funny teeth, and this one which looks like it's wearing a toupée!

Absolutely ridiculous illustration.

My favourite fish IN THE WORLD! I was laughing at this for far too long. Look at its FACE for goodness sake! Best thing in the museum.

We went across the road to the V&A and looked at some amazing jewellery, but the lighting was really strange and made us feel a bit weird. Tea and cake was needed. We sat in the courtyard talking for ages :) it was such a lovely day!

Ella also drew this lovely illustration of what we were wearing! :) such a cutie!


  1. I love the little illustration at the end. Looks like you had lots of fun! I think museums are great, their so fascinating, I have been to all of the ones by me though so i need to travel a bit more.


  2. I haven't been to the natural history museum in YEARS! Definitely going next time i'm in London. Looks like you had a really fun day!

  3. This sounds like such a lovely day, and you're right about that fish - best face, ever! Quite the looker if you ask me :P glad you had a nice time :) x

  4. Aren't those stained glass windows just amazing. That fish is bloody hilarious what was it called. There are so many weird and wonderful things in the sea.

    I miss these museums so much. I am in need of a trip to the British Museum. Every time we went there on school trips all we got to look at was the Greek vases....I never want to see a Greek vase again, lol.

    I have to say the lighting is not very good in the V&A to take certain pictures as they have to keep light low.

    I would love to have a day out with you guys one day. This is my ideal meet up museums, tea, you name it.

  5. The Natural history museum looks like an awesome place! Sounds like you had a great day. the illustration is adorable!

  6. The ilustration is so cute! Love going to museums, I enjoyed these pics a lot! :-)
    It's beautiful to meet other bloggers <3

  7. WOW that museum looks like a lot of fun! and the illustration is adorable :D

  8. aww i love the natural history muesum, looks like yu had a great time :) ellas drawing look amazing x

  9. i love the natural history musuem!
    sounds like you had a good day, and i love the drawing!

  10. Literally in tears at that whale's face. Looks like you had a rather lovely (and hysterical) day out x

  11. I haven't been to the natural history museum in years, must pay it a visit soon! x

  12. The stained glass in the first picture is beautiful.
    The illustration of whales with ears is hilarious, it reminds of The Yellow Submarine Beatles film.

    Also, I believe I might have the same/similar top as yours, it's so versatile and adorable.

  13. What a lovely day out! Those animal expressions have made my day! The fish! what is it even doing?!
    Your outfit illustrations are mega sweet too :)
    Rachelle x

  14. Glad you had a lovely day :) I love the natural history museum! Wish I'd gone there today. That fish has the best face ever. I love Ella's illustrations - so cute! :) x

  15. I love the natural history museum, it's one of my favourites! You should also check out the V&A :)
    The illustration is so cute too! Looks like you had a fabaroo time in London! x

  16. Ahhh I will never get bored of The Natural History museum!

  17. awe I haven't been there since primary school! Im actually planning a little trip over to London this November with my boyfriend, so this post got me all excited for all the lovely things to come, can't wait to revisit :)
    Love the animals expressions especially the fish- imagine what was going through his head at the time haha.. lovely post lyzi! XO -Sylviee

  18. Glad you had a fun day at the museums! I wish they let you take photos in the jewellery section of the V&A - even though it has funny lighting it's my favourite part of the museum! Hehe.

    Love the illustration and the big fish! :) x

  19. Been there twice, it's AMAZING! last time I went the fire alarm went off and everyone had to evacuate the building was scary!
    I like the huuuge dinosaur that moves, has to be one of my fave things there.
    Her illustrations are really good, wow :)


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