Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A typography type of day...

A visit to the National Railway Museum...?
Well, once I might have said 'Pah! No chance matey!'
However, I now have two train mad boys, a VERY stormy day, and a new way of looking at things!
Admittedly I have liked old train signs/posters/typography so I had hoped to find a bit of railway paraphernalia there for me too...
Think the Pullman was my favourite. (It reminds me of that Stella advert where everything is blue and yellow...?)

Of course, despite all the amazing steam trains, history and displays of moving turntables the boys turned to their old chum Thomas the Tank Engine for the best fun of the day. (Well, they are only 2 and 4...)

ps. Did you spot the brightly coloured additions to the rolling stock roof? We also took part in the easter egg hunt, which was another highlight to the boys' day. Well, the chocolate bit was the highlight. The hunt was just a means to an end. (!)

Hope you are all having good easter hols x


  1. GREAT PHOTO'S...Visited there many times as I also have 2 boys,sadly older son far too old and cool to want to look at trains (12)
    Younger son (6)still loves Thomas yeyhhh
    Looks like you had a fab day.
    XX Manda XX

  2. love the photos. My 4 year old loves Thomas too, well Percy :) and we enjoy visiting old train stations as well.

  3. Oh I haven't been there since my boy liked Thomas! He's nearly 9 now, so it's all about Super Mario these days. Love the typography images. Do you live in Yorkshire Jen? x

    1. Up north visiting my folks, Jen, but often wish I did live in Yorkshire!

  4. Fabulous!

    I can't say I'm keen on trains either - well not your common every day variety that is - but I do love looking at things in different ways too.

    Nina xxxx

  5. lovely photos! have a sneaky visit to my blog, to see my latest post featuring you (YAY!) just passed on a couple of awards treats.


    a lovely mixed bag.


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