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A Trip to the Imperial War Museum

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During my trip down to London I managed to squeeze in a quick visit to the Imperial War Museum which btw exceeded my expectations which were already high.  Being a history student, most museums do interest me but the Imperial War Museum specifically has been a museum I had wanted to visit for a long time.  Firstly the entrance of the building is so magnificent and the grounds are so fresh and clean with picnic benches if you were to bring a packed lunch for the day.  I think there are 5 levels to the museum and there are different types of exhibitions on at various times in the year. One of the exhibitions that is on just now is the fashion on the ration, focusing on how women made the most of their appearance whilst goods were rationed.  For example, they substituted lipstick for beetroot juice.  There was a free craft class on to create a headscarf women during WW2 would have worn.

Both the world war exhibitions were fabulous, they even have the original artefacts such as THE Union Jack the Japanese used to surrender and one of the original plans the Nazis had to invade Britain. On the rooftop is the Holocaust exhibition which is only for age 14+.  It is a very moving and an emotional experience reading about personal accounts of how individuals were treated during the horrendous time by the Nazis.

I finished my time at the museum by a visit to the shop which again, was fabulous. I picked up a pen which looks like a lipstick, a nametag they would have used for children during the blitz, a rations book and an original sheet of newspaper for my dad.

I truly would recommend the IWM for anyone who has the opportunity to visit, you really could spend a whole day there and either eat in the café or bring a packed lunch. I fully intend to return for a longer visit.  Oh and I should mention that it is free entry a great educational daytrip for all the family

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A Weekend in London

So last Saturday I headed to London for the weekend and flew back Monday night.  From Glasgow to London is possibly the quickest flight ever, we actually spent more time circling the hold at Gatwick than we did in the flight itself.  Funnily enough I had never been to London before so naturally I wanted to see the sights and do all the tourist stuff but with only one weekend it was a race against time.  We stayed in the Pimlico Area which was really handy for Victoria.

I power walked through the streets and up and down the tube stations jumping from all the different tube lines to make sure that I crammed as much as possible into my weekend.  I visited Buckingham Palace *and the Queen was in residence*, posed in a photo booth in Topshop Oxford St, made a visit to the massive Lush, munched down a Shake Shack on Saturday night in Covent Garden, mosed around Victoria and Victoria Station, saw Big Ben at Westminster, jumped off the tube at Tower Bridge and went to the Emirates Experience flight simulator with my brother in Greenwich AND visited the Imperial War Museum  ALL IN 1 WEEKEND

I’ve left London with many memories ( and a lighter bank balance) but I truly loved my weekend there.  Next time I’m aiming for visiting Leister Square, Notting hill and Primrose hill as well as many other areas of London such as Shoreditch.


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Travel Makeup Bag

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Micellar Cleansing Water ( baby version)

Mitchum 48 Hour shower fresh deodorant

Mini Toothpaste and Brush

Contact Lenses

Hand Sanitizer

travel makeup

L’Oreal True Match Foundation

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Kiko Blush and Highlighter Chubby Stick

Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner

L’Oreal Flutter Mascara

Sephora super moisturising lip balm

Kiko Purple Eyeliner

Kiko Orange Lipstick

Bourjois 3d effect lip-gloss