The Amazing Blog Is Not On Fire!

So, today I though I would do something a little bit different from the usual museum exploring and understandings of autism. I would like to discuss two you-tubers who took me on an epic quest of gaming, cooking and general all round nerdiness! They are Daniel Howell and Phil Lester but are better know as: Dan and Phil

My journey with Dan and Phil began when one of my best friends told me that I had to watch these two you-tubers. To be honest, I thought they would not interest me whatsoever. It was then that I began my adventure with the beginning of the Sims series. The link is here: Click here for the video!

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Westminster Abbey – the jewel of London

I return! I am returning from my temporary absence from my blog to spread the word of the iconic Westminster Abbey. This, I feel, is an important time for people to understand that London holds many beautiful lights, lights that can shine even when the darkest hour has befallen it.

IMG_3885Westminster Abbey was one of the most interesting experiences for me. Following a chat with a group of peers, I soon gathered data that told me that many teenagers are not as interested in museums as I happen to be, which I had guessed all along. They hold their interests in social media whereas I hold my interests in things such as museums. But, as I entered Westminster Abbey, it struck me just how amazing museums can be. I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of history and power, intrigue and prestige. Suddenly, I realised how many people were remembered here and felt suddenly honoured and in awe that I was playing witness to so much magic. Continue reading

Blogging in five easy steps (Including extra tips)

tate audioI was thinking, what should I blog about? Maybe I should do something different other than museums. Then it hit me!

Here are the all important steps needed to get your blog on and get those views.

Step one (Pick a subject)

When blogging you need to have a specific idea to blog about. Choose something that you know a lot about, something that you are passionate about and something that you think will interest your viewers.

Step two (Plan)

(I don’t always do this and sometimes I skip ahead and just go straight ahead to the next step. But you do what you think is best). When you have decided on your subject, you need to write up a copy of what you are going to do. This means basically write up your blog and and then this will begin to help you get a grip on what it is you are going to say. When you are satisfied with it continue onward to step three!

Step three (Type in that blog!)

When your plan is all done it is time for the real thing. This means open up whatever website you are using and type in your plan! If you are typing and you suddenly think “Hey, I can change this sentence to make it even better!” Then you can if you choose to! Remember it is always up to you on what you want to do! 🙂

Step four (Check!)

When you are happy with your blog, then either you or a family member or friend can check over your punctuation and grammar just as an extra precaution to make sure your blog is one hundred percent free from typos or missing punctuation or any mistake!

Step five (Publish your blog!)

Finally, when you have finished your blog and checked it, you can finally hit that publish button and sit back, relax and wait for all those precious views to come and reach your computer screen.

Tips

Listen to music

This can help some people but not all. I use it sometimes and only recently discovered how helpful it can be. Just pick some music you think will help you concentrate, stick it on and wait for the ideas to flood to you.

Find your perfect room to work in

When you are doing your plan, what you can do is find a good room that you can concentrate in. I prefer the kitchen, up the dining table and even though it is loud, I still can concentrate because I like that room.

 

 

I hope these steps and tips will help.

Tomla xxxxxxxxx 😉

Bringing back the blogs-British Museum Sunken Cities – Egypt’s lost worlds

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It has been a while since I have been blogging, so now is my chance to bring back my blogs 🙂

This one is about the new exhibition on display at The British Museum.

This new display gives viewers a chance to find some amazing discoveries found by underwater archeologists (What a fun job!) from the lost cities. This new exhibition shows lots of things found by the archaeologists and also houses big statues which very much capture my interest.

As I walked in, I went through a blue corridor and then I knew it was going to be good. As I ventured round the corridors, amazing discoveries greeted me. The room was so big and when I explored it more I just felt so amazed by how huge it was.

There was so much detail in the information provided it was so awesome and I especially loved how every time I turned a corner, I was greeted with more and and more special artefacts and I loved the idea of thinking there was more and more around every corner.

But it was not all facts, there was stuff for the little ones too 🙂 I especially enjoyed putting on the underwater archaeologists gloves and tried to pick up a fifty pence coin! (It is very hard!)

This exhibit felt so factual and I enjoyed it a great deal and I also loved trying to decipher all those old Egyptian hieroglyphics! I would definitely recommend going but not if you have a big bunch of little ones. I really enjoyed this exhibit and I am sure you will be thrilled by these amazing discoveries.

Tomla xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 😉

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Sunken Cities – Egypt’s lost worlds is on to 27th November 2016.

Under 16s go free.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/sunken_cities.aspx

Dinosaurs: Monster Families at the Horniman Museum, Feb 2016

2016-02-19 10.10.23My heart was racing and my anticipation of what I will find in the room was mounting. We were waiting in the cafe for a nice lady called Alison to take us through before anyone else. I was very excited. Then Alison arrived and she showed us down the stairs. Then we arrived at the door. I couldn’t wait to see the thrills that were directly in front of me.

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I entered. I saw two buckets, one with magnifying glasses and the other with hats in it. I was bursting with excitement and wonder. I went around the wall which showed me the biggest surprise in the room. I was shocked. There was a massive skeleton that looked very similar to a T-Rex. But when I looked at the information about it I found out that it was a Theropod which is it’s cousin. Then my brother came round the corner but was completely oblivious of the massive thing behind him. My Mother spoke to him and he turned. Then he realised it was there. He ran around yelling until he found the sand pit. The sand was actually small pieces of rubber. His reaction was more than satisfactory to me. This exhibition is a brilliant idea for the young ones who would enjoy this a lot. There is also a lot to touch there to. There was a computer screen with fun games and good facts that interested me a lot. But it was pretty hard to use the touch screen mouse.

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I really enjoyed this exhibit so you should come along and try it out

But be wary, it can get busy!
It ends 30th of October

By Tomla 🙂

For more information and tickets please see the website – http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/upcoming-exhibitions/dinosaurs-monster-families#image-0

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

Alexander Calder was an amazing artist who produced pieces of art using wire and other materials. He was born on August 22nd 1898 and died on November 11th 1976. He was an amazing sculptor who made a lot of things, which you can now see in the Tate Modern, London.

It is cool because when you see his amazing work, you can make anything out of it from any angle you look at it from. So now I will share with you my experience at the gallery…

Me at the entrance to the exhibition with Alexander Calder!

My heart was pounding, excitement pouring through me. Going to the Alexander Calder exhibition, of course I was feeling excited. As I walked in I wondered what delights were to treat me.

My amazing sister had got an audio guide and sometimes told me to listen.

Eve, 8, listening to the exhibition audio guide.

First I saw Hercules and LionAt first glance, it appeared to look like a man holding a lady. I moved, and discovered that when you moved to a different angle it looked different and so did its shadow. I found it captivating. That is why it is cool.

My anticipation mounted as I moved to the next piece, Medusa and her shadow hit my gaze, I saw her shadow and when I looked closely I saw snakes on her shadow. Amazing.

Later I saw many pieces, which looked like our solar system. Then I started to think….

Being autistic, I find things different from other people. The art that is here is mainly things stuck together, so what if I stuck a ball on a stick? Would it become famous art? Does all art even have a purpose?

The art is beautiful but mysterious, wonderful but strange. Is this good? In my books, it is cool and unique, so yes!

I have described some of the many pieces of art that the new exhibition holds, so go along and check it out for yourself!”

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This post originally appeared on the Tate Kids Website – http://kids1.tate.org.uk/blog/kids-review-alexander-calder/

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture runs till 11 April 2016 for more information and ticket prices please see the website http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/alexander-calder-performing-sculpture—-