Friday, April 13, 2007
Stondon Transport Museum
We had a trip out to a local museum today, the weather here was nothing like the forecast - chilly and slightly misty, and stayed like that until mid afternoon. So we decided to go to Stondon Transport Museum.
We had quite a nice time - although for the £15 entry not so sure it was VFM. The cars were more for nostalgia than any real 'cool' cars. A lot of cars were lacking information signs, we did take a book and managed to find some, and luckily I remembered a lot from the 70s!
There is a replica of the Endeavour and it has got to be the biggest white elephant ever! I just don't understand why they would think of building it...they could have used the cash to smarten up the museum and offer I nice tea room.
I reckon with a little bit of cash and some business sense it could be far better - they have loads of stock, just needs a tidy, and a few 'star' cars. They had a Ferrari but it was at the back and you couldn't get to it Owen was most disappointed. He was fairly occupied taking photos and looking through the book - so we managed a couple of hours there...others came and went while we we there. They did have this bus that you were allowed on!
We then had lunch at the Crown, shillington - a bit more expensive than some pub food - but lovely hot fresh cooked food. You can see the menu on their web site.
I then made a few cards when we got back, the first I used my stamp that I bought from Hobbycraft on Tuesday, it is an Inca stamp one. I used the paints from The Works - that are sparkly - excellent value at £2.99
The 3 handbags are for the Create A Card set on the forum by Sue, using the trusty Quickutz handbag die - it must be the most used die I have. The papers are from a MM pad.
The final one is for the Rubber stamp challenge on the forum - 3 times over. I love the colours on this one