April Fools!

So yesterday was April Fools day and I have to confess I kind of missed it… I got a little bit drunk whilst celebrating a friends birthday and spent most of the day in bed – except for a glorious 8 hours when I had to work.
Seriously, one of the hardest days of work in my life. I was so tired and probably still a bit drunk, in hindsight…
Don’t drink kids.

Anywho, moving on from my bad lifestyle choices I’ve been looking up some of the best April Fools pranks and this by far is my favourite:

Youtube HQs dedication to the cause went to this… 12 hours of reading out the nominations for the ‘winner’. Just wow!

What an amazing prank. And finally have a look at these amazing Guardian Goggles: http://gu.com/p/3enq6
The future is here.


Natural History Museum

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So today I want to talk to you about my favourite museum in London. And if you hadn’t already guessed from the title or the slideshow above, it is the Natural History Museum.

When you walk along Cromwell Road you will be greeted by the most enormous and magnificent building – I don’t think my photos about really highlight how staggeringly huge and beautiful the Natural History Museum is. Once you enter the grounds you come across wildlife gardens to explore and peruse all before you head inside to the glorious entrance hall where you are welcomed by a Diplodocus.

Home to over 70 million specimens the Natural History Museum, there is something to interest everyone. Biological and geological; plants, insects, mammals, birds, rocks, spacedust, dinosaurs, amphibians – and there’s even a massive restaurant and gift shop if none of that floats your boat.

Every specimen has a name card and explanation about it, there is so much to learn. It’s fantastic. If you, like me, have a career in the arts, you will have probably had to have given up science after your GCSEs in order to specialise and look committed to your university of choice… pft, what rubbish. I hate that I had to give up science at 16 – I think its so interesting which is why I love nature and science programs on TV (Brian Cox is my hero) and I why I love this museum so much – I learn something new every time I go.

In a world so set on destroying itself, having a reminder to what we stand to lose on such an enormous scale really hits home – we need to take care of our planet guys! This is made all the more poignant as you see specimens of Dodos and Dinosaurs. The fragility of life is an important lesson to learn and the museum is so accessible for children as well as adults.

I think this place in incredible – a joyous tribute to our surrounding world. I can’t recommend this place highly enough. Utterly spectacular, you will be lost for words at some point along your journey whether it be the sheer size of the Blue Whale, the dinosaurs, the giant sequoia tree or the millions upon millions of insects. Truly a breathtaking experience. And what is best of all, it is completely free. You can wander and learn and draw and explore to heart’s content for free.

To find out more about the Natural History Museum and what’s on click here… And go, please go its so good!

And when you have been, come back here and comment so we can geek out together about the sheer amazingness of nature.


Money box

I am awful at saving money. I mean seriously bad.
You know that phrase ‘money is burning a hole in your pocket’? I’m pretty sure it’s based on me.

But I want to change this. I want to save money because I want to go on holiday so this is my plan:

Money box

A money box! I bought this one from Tiger, a store that I absolutely love. It has the most amazing, quirky and fun selection of stock – I’d really recommend taking a look if there is a shop near you. Plus everything is really cheap!

So anyway, the money box for £3 from Tiger and, as you’ve probably guessed, I have to break the glass to get to my money. That’s part one of the ‘Rachel-wants-a-holiday’ saving scheme. Part two is thus; I always buy things on my card. I very rarely have cash. But whenever I go out with friends I take cash out as its just easier in bars – anywho, I have a habit of just spending notes when I’m drunk… For some reason I can’t seem to count up my change to buy drinks very well so I end up with loads of coins which invariable get frittered away. Until now! All my change at the end of everyday will go in the money box!
Part three: no coppers. I hate coppers.

And so the plan comes together. *evil genius laugh*
Current total: £7.75

Are you guys as hopeless as me at saving? How do you save money?? Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Leave comments and links below so I can have a read.


Hello World!

Well hello there.

I’m Rachel, it’s lovely to meet you. Thanks for stopping by.

This is my brand new blog (my other one all about music is here) where I will share with you all the lovely things I find in my life.

I hope you like it, please comment and share if you like what I have to say and link me to your blogs – I love reading them!