Retro Style Photos

Yesterday I found a tutorial on giving your photos a retro look by adding light leaks and thought I'd try it out. I do like the look of photos taken using analogue cameras and don't mind light leaks on images but I do have a camera that lets in so much light you are lucky if you get any image at all. I've even tried blocking any gaps up with duct tape but nope, that didn't work.
I found some photos that were taken in LLandudno and gave the tutorial a go.

 For this you do need to use Photoshop, something that I'm still not too good at using but this was even simple enough for me to do.

The light leaks tutorial can be found here. The download for the effects are at the bottom of the page.

Grosvenor Museum

On Sunday we spend the day in Chester visiting the Grosvenor Museum. We did bring Little L here for the first time last year and it was a bit of a gamble as to whether she would find it boring or not but she really enjoyed it. For children, there are worksheets to fill in as they walk around plus interactive parts on some displays. 

Little L's favourite exhibition in the museum is the Natural History Collection. There is a table laid out with animal stencils, paper and crayons in this room as well as magnifying equipment, Little L could quite happily stay in this part all day.

Adjoining the museum building is the Period House. The house its self dates from around 1680 ( the floorboards do feel slightly higgledy piggledy and a bit bouncy ). Each room has a display depicting social history from different eras.

The Victorian Kitchen 

Items from a Victorian classroom

An Edwardian bathroom

Items from a Victorian dressing table

The displays in the house which I tend to linger around the longest are the 1925 Day Nursery and the collection of household items and fashion dating from 1920's to 1960's.

The period house also has things to keep children interested such as I Spy books, boxes containing objects to feel and different scents to guess. 
Little L loved her time at the museum and asked if we can find one with dinosaurs in. At the moment she is learning about dinosaurs at school and wants to see how big a real life dinosaur skeleton is.