Boxing day @ Bodies revealed

On boxing day I had a list of clothes that I wanted to buy, hubby was dreaming of a big discount on cameras… we both got nothing. The discount was around £40-50 for a £1000+ camera… that’s not a sale! So, it was pointless to buy it yesterday.

I had the same luck… there were just a few items size 8 and I didn’t like them… skinny jeans or jeans with a lot of details. The nice winter dresses were size 10 :(

In the end I saw a lovely shirt with a big belt and when I tried it I was looking like I was 6 months pregnant. I had some laughs with hubby and left the store.

We thought the Bodies revealed exhibition was until 23rd January, we were wrong, it is until 2nd January. So we went to see it yesterday, to be sure we’ll not miss it. It was amazing!!!

The exhibition consists of real human bodies, prepared through polymer preservation that allows the specimen to last for decades. It started with the skeleton and after that we saw the muscles and the systems: circulatory, digestive, reproductive and so on.

The only part of the exhibition that was a little disturbing was with fetuses, from 14 weeks to 7 months. It was incredible to see how a real fetus looks at different stages of development. The 14 weeks fetus was the most incredible for me, it looked like a real kid. I already knew this, but seeing it made a huge difference.

The damaged liver from alcohol, drug consumption and a bad diet was amazing. I saw many pictures, but to see a real one it’s so socking. The longs damaged by smoking were shocking too. The difference between a normal liver and a bad one is huge, as the same with lungs.

I’m very happy we saw the exhibition, it was great!

Christmas gifts

Today we took advantage of the warm day and we went for a walk in Port Sunlight. I decided to wear some of my Christmas gifts: my new M&S shoes and skirt and the South jacket.

The jacket has fleece inside, but it fit’s and looks very light. I’m very happy with it. The skirt is Marks & Spencer. Comfy to wear and cute, the perfect combination. cg_01

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I just love the shoes! They are very comfy and versatile. I like the stitch detail and the small bow in the front. The height is perfect, I can walk in them for miles.
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We also visited Lady Lever Art Gallery. It’s smaller that Walker, but warm. Next year I’ll go again to take a guided tour, the story of the family seams interesting.
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Port Sunlight Village Museum. We didn’t visit it. In January the museum is closed for renovation, so we’ll see it after that.
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Xmas tree. The making of…

Hubby and I had long discussions regarding which xmas tree is best for us. These were generated by the lack of the perfect solution for both of us: a real one with a root big enough to keep the tree alive and plant it in the small back yard.

Last year I killed a real tree, very small but cute. This haunted me until I saw a label on a tree in ASDA which stated that the roots are too small and the tree is unlikely to last after Christmas or if it would be replanted. At least, it wasn’t my fault… it was doomed from the start.

Hubby decided to take the matters into his own hands, so he bought a lovely artificial tree, with white thingies at the end of the branches and pine cones. It looks great. We put purple baubles, no tinsel and just some white lights. We love it like this.

Setting up the tree was harder than I thought at the beginning. The trees we had were simpler, the branches were glued together and easy to assemble. This one has a lot of sections and the branches must be put in their designated slots, grouped by colours and letters.

The 2nd time will be a piece of cake, but it was strange to see all the branches scattered on the floor.xttm_01

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Festus was so excited… A bunch of branches with small balls on them!!! What’s not to like!! He had big trees before. At his 1st Christmas, he managed to put down the tree a few times in 2-3 days. I think he has really nice memories from that Christmas.

For the 2nd Christmas he had a job: guarding the tree from the nasty cat that was trying to play with the “balls”. So everything was great for me. The tree was up and dog&cat free due to Festus’s guarding.

Last year the tree was to small to be taken into consideration and this year he hoped he could finally play with it. But I’m a bad mum and I don’t let him play with the tree.
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