Happy St. Georges Day

Saint George’s Day, England’s national day remembers England’s patron saint. While the day was a holiday to be compared to Christmas back in the 15th century, over time it waned in popularity and by the 19th century had been relegated to a sometime mentioned affair. There has been something of resurgence in recent years, with campaigns to make the day a national holiday (always sounds … Continue reading Happy St. Georges Day

Robot Card Game

Continuing the robot theme here’s a little game to play with kids – perfect for rainy days! Matching pairs is a  concentration memory game that gets children to  to spot and match identical card, the winner being the one with the most cards. There are 11 robot cards along with colourful background.  Just print out the download below and cut the cards to shape. Download … Continue reading Robot Card Game

Robot Cards

Robot Birthday Cards

As its national robotics week in the US this week I thought I’d take the opportunity to create a load of robot themed posts so am kicking off the week with some birthday card ideas, including a free printable card design. The simpliest and most effective method is to use cut card or paper. But if you’re not feeling very creative you’ll find some downloadable … Continue reading Robot Birthday Cards

First Impressionist Exhibition

On this day in 1874 the first exhibition by the art movement known as Impressionist took place.  The exhibition which was open from 15th April  to 15th May displayed 165 works from thirty artists at 35 Boulevard des Capucines, a former photography studio.  The exhibition was led by French artists Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot calling themselves the Anonymous … Continue reading First Impressionist Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

On this day in 1870 the state of New York granted the Metropolitan Museum of Art an Act of Incorporation which basically established the met as an entity.  The act was granted on the basis that the institution would encourage the study of fine art and act as a cultural centre for the city. The museum is located at 681 Fifth avenue eventually opened on 20th … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York