Sunday, 14 September 2014

Picnic Time and Steam

Makincould hg the trememberedmost out of last days of summer. The Museum Of Power was holding a Heritage Day. All aboard the steam train (the whole thing about steam converting into energy continues to amaze me).
We met up with Dad and Berry which was a lovely surprise (we all piled round to Nanny's for tea afterwards).

Milly was given a lovely old vintage Dart 8 mm cine camera. She's so happy with it... it's a great little thing we're able to learn so much about the evolution of cameras! (I'm in love with Google for that!)

Hettie through a bunch of oak leaves over the walk-bridge and we did pooh sticks. Daddy threw a Conker and we all watched it roll down down the stream in the shallow water.

It was such a lovely day... smelling the oil, coal, steam and swarfega, hearing all the churning, rolling, banging and thudding of all the machinery. The girlies enjoyed pressing all the buttons and pulling levers just to see, just to hear, just to feel. In fact... it's never actually just, is it! They saw, they heard and they felt. They learned.

Note the bag filled with conkers!
I immediately remembered my science lessons on seeing this stop clock.
Milly's awesome cine camera... so much fun still to be had. Even if it doesn't work!

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