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We had been meaning to visit the Glasgow Science Centre for quite a few weeks since hearing about the BodyWorks Exhibition that is currently showing there. In my youth I was a keen fan of the “How My Body Works” books and cartoons by Albert Barillé. I loved how Human Biology was explained in a way that I could understand it and it still inspires my interest today. For this reason I jumped at the idea of an interactive exhibition which has children and families at the centre of its teaching.
Ah Winter.....One of our favourite seasons in the year, the hills become picture postcards with snow dustings on top, our winter sports come alive, everyone is full of Christmas cheer and everyone looks forward to the massive Hogmanay celebrations. There is just so much to do in the winter time in Scotland, the events calendar is well and truly packed out from Christmas Fairs to Concerts.
We visited Pollok House on Sunday the 9th of December as a result of seeing the many festive events taking place there this month but most notably - Mrs Claus at Pollok House. So we all packed into the car and made our way to Glasgow. The kids could hardly contain their excitement at the thought of meeting Mrs Christmas.
We woke up on Saturday morning to glorious sunshine and decided to make the most of it. So we reached for our National Trust for Scotland magazine and stumbled across the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre near Glasgow. We had never been before and being expat South Africans, decided to pack the kids into the car and head out there.
On Sunday 22nd January we attended the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. I had attended the museum once before it was refurbished and was excited to see how it looked now after all the positive comments I had heard from friends and family. As per my previous blogs, I took the family with to make sense of how well the museum caters for children as well as adults, and I must say I wasn't disappointed.
(Half day tour)
Host City for 2014 Commonwealth Games
The Glasgow City Tour takes us from past to present and covers more than thirty points of interest. Glasgow was founded by St. Mungo in the 6th Century on the spot where Glasgow Cathedral now stands and where our tour begins.
The 18th-century Broughton House was home and studio to the artist E A Hornel (one of the 'Glasgow Boys') from 1901 until his death in 1933. He twice lived in Japan and this influenced many of his paintings, some of which are still on display today. The fascinating garden shows the influences of Hornel's time in Japan and is always full of colour.