Morning! I hope you all had a fab weekend. It was Connors birthday yesterday so there was plenty of cake, infact a very delicious three layer creation by Drew that was a real treat. Whenever any of our children celebrates a birthday Drew & I find ourselves thinking back to when they were little and reminiscing about their younger years. I am sure we are not the only ones! How many treasures have we all squirreled away to remind us of our childrens childhoods? I know I have several, that each hold special memories. But I wonder how they choose what gets to stay in the museums? These are not such personal choices but things of importance to a certain era, a way for the international public to reminisce with newer artefacts or learn of previous generations. However each year they have a particular programme, befitting of current affairs, so it is no surprise that the V&A Museum of Childhood has displays and exhibitions for the Olympics and the Jubilee this summer.
London 2012 Mascots - Wenlock and Mandeville
This weekend saw the start of the 'Mascots of the Olympic Games' display at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Since 1972 when the first mascot, a Dachshund, appeared at the games in Munich there have been mascots at every Olympic and Paralympic Games. I am sure you have all seen the mascots for the olympics this year, Wenlock and Mandeville. Each of these mascots illustrates the identity of the host city but also have to incorporate the Olympic Games brand. Some countries use national symbols, but I am hoping Wenlock and Mandeville are not the new iconic symbol for Team GB!
During the Jubilee weekend the V&A Museum of Childhood will be hosting a Royal Rumpus. Families can drop in for storytime, 'The Princess and the Pea' being the tale of choice, arts and crafts including flag and crown making, then ending in a Royal Promenade to show off your crafty skills.
There are numerous displays, exhibitions and activities at the V&A Museum of Childhood throughout the year so even if you don't make it there this summer I am sure you and your children will have a wonderful time whenever you visit.
I hope your week starts well,Zoe