The winner, as chosen by the IWM, is Rebecca Murphy. The correct answer was King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
One of my favourite museums in London is the Imperial War Museum and we’ll be popping along between Christmas and New Year for a last look round the 1940s house which is due to close on the 2nd January 2012.
The house, which is at the heart of the well-loved family exhibition The Children’s War, is all dressed up for a traditional Christmas in 1945 and this is the last chance to see it before the exhibition closes on 2 January 2012. Snow has fallen overnight on the house, and inside, preparations for Christmas are being made and the scene is warm and inviting. See the festive food waiting in the kitchen and look around the cosy sitting room that has been bedecked with original garlands and baubles.
To celebrate this wonderful exhibition I have a mini vintage-inspired food hamper to giveaway to one reader of the gingerbread house.
The mini food hamper contains:
Ration Tea tin
Jar of vintage sweets
Walkers’ Toffee Duo
Grandma Wild’s Traditional Style Biscuits
1) Simply leave me a comment below letting me know your favourite item in the mini hamper
2) Email email@example.com with your answer to the following question “For which couple did Winston Churchill buy for Christmas 1940, a one piece zip-up siren suit and a copy of Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage?”
I managed to complete the application I had been working on all year and submit it on Friday. It felt like a complete anti-climax but I celebrated by heading off to the pub after work for a large glass of wine or two. On Saturday we visited Tate Modern to see the latest installation in the Turbine Hall. The work was by Doris Salcedo and was basically a large chasm in the floor, running from one end to the other. I didn’t think it was very special and it was actually more fun watching people’s response to it. Then we wandered over to the Imperial War Museum to see the Weapons of Mass Communication exhibition.
Today I headed up to Ally Pally to the Knitting and Stitching Show which was great (but so expensive!). This was my first craft show and I loved it. I saw so much inspirational stuff and picked up an innocent smoothie hat kit to kick start my knitting, a felt flowers kit (I’ve always wanted to have a go at felting) and some lovely embellishments for Christmas presents I must start working on soon. My mum has put the fear of god into me by talking about making Christmas cakes so I have already started my Christmas shopping! I also bought a guide to the work of Julie Arkell which I am really enjoying at the moment. I can’t wait for next year! And I finally quilted the dolls quilt I’ve been working on. It doesn’t feel like mine anymore so I am looking forward to sending it to it’s new home tomorrow.
A postcard- sadly the only piece of Julie Arkells’ work I’ll ever own!
I'm Jenny. I live in London and have been blogging here since 2005. I love to craft, sometimes with my two children (aged 1 and 3) but also the more grown up stuff! We love reading and regularly feature book reviews too.