04 April 2008

Well the visitors have left and the FB is missing his cousin dreadfully. They had a great time together charging about the house, arresting their grandfather and attempting to drag him off to jail, and by the end of their time together had declared everlasting love and decided to get married to one another when they are older. Very sweet! The visit did the FB the world of good too, he watched his beloved cousin intently and consequently both his running and his colouring in have improved no end.

The Terracotta Army was good, in that you could get within a meter of the statues which is apparently closer than you get at the official museum in China; but there were only a few statues, understandable I know, but I was rather expecting it to be bigger. The really interesting bit was about the First Emperor's burial mound which has not been excavated and there is a lot of speculation about what will be found in there when it is dug into. Apparently he was trying to build a miniature version of the universe so he could rule forever, and rivers of mercury and stars of pearls are amongst what is thought to be down there. But they don't think it will be excavated any time soon alas. Children behaved reasonably well, by which I mean that they are allowed back to the British Museum but aren't allowed to touch anything again or jump up and down as they kept setting the alarms off.

Night out was fun. It was a very windy, rainy evening so by the time MrV and I reached our destination we were a little windswept and damp. Restaurant wasn't bad and after the meal we did as most normal people do and went for a wander round Ikea.

Oh and yes I got the storage unit hurrah! Now all my art/craft stuff is in one place.

11 comments:

caramaena said...

The terracotta statues sound cool. I can't wait to see what they find in the first Emporer's burial mound. Sounds fascinating.

lol at the kids arresting their grandfather :D

meggie said...

Blood is surely thicker than water. It is amazing how well cousins seem to get along, as if there is an invisible connection.
Sounds like they had endless fun!

Mrs T said...

I've been to both the British Museum exhibition and the Terracotta Army in Xian and thought the BM did a great job with the few warriors they had. The scale of the actual thing itself overwhelmed me completely when I saw it back in 1992, it really was vast. Maybe one day they will see if there are rivers of mercury running in his mausoleum, I'm amazed with China being China that they haven't looted it already.

Glad you enjoyed your romantic wander round Ikea!!

Isabelle said...

So that's why I'm no good at running. I have no cousins.

Terracotta army - or at least regiment - I'd love to see it.

Stomper Girl said...

Have to ask - is the new series of Doctor Who good? I heard a rumour Rose was coming back...

wish we didn't have to wait so long!

Fairlie said...

If I tell my 10 year old daughter that the UK already has the new series of Doctor Who, she'll be nagging for us to emigrate! She is the HUGEST fan...

Sorry - got distracted by Stomper's comment above!

Isn't it great to see cousins play together? Meggie is right about the blood is thicker thing.

Mrs T said...

We've got the storage items too on your recommendation and they are rather good. Fancy furniture window shopping of a more expensive nature in Brighton before I go back to work (did you get my email?)

PS - There's a spare copy of The Good Husband of Zebra Drive if you (or anyone else) want it, dozy me picked up 2 by mistake.

Caro said...

Where's the pic of that storage unit, huh?

I can see my kids setting off the alarms too. We are not a quiet family.

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Isabelle said...

Now, Furry, I never did understand how you managed to blog while looking after a baby, but the Count must be growing up now (well, a bit at least) and your fans want to know how you're doing. How about coming back to blogland?

h+b said...

Did I miss something ?

No blogs since April ?

Hope you're ok !