On Monday 11th February, we joined a wonderful group of homeschooling ummis and their children and went on a trip to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London. The weather was beautiful, masha’Allah and the company was simply fantastic. Aside from the fact that my daughter thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the different trains and buses, it was especially nice for her to mix with other children as well as for me to meet others who are homeschooling too.
A lot of the mothers had been conversing via yahoo homeschooling groups but had never met each other in person. So when we all arrived at the entrance of the museum, it was really nice to put faces to names on yahoo group emails.
Here are a few pictures of what we saw. I thoroughly recommend it. It was clean, no music and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
PIC 1: An old steamer train
PIC 2: The museum was full of interesting buses, trains and other forms of transport. But trust my daughter to find a doll’s house in her pink hijab…of course!
PIC 3: View of the museum from the second floor.
PIC 4: A big red bus! I don’t know why they removed these off the roads. It brings back so many memories for me as a child – running for the bus and grabbing onto the pole as it slowly moved off.
PIC 5: An old (sixties) bus…I think!
We had a wonderful day and I really look forward to going on more trips with the sisters insha’Allah. For those of you who have not yet joined. Please do join muslimsandhomeeducation and homeeducatorsandukmuslims. They are both yahoo groups. Perhaps I will see you at the next trip insha’Allah. 😉