August! Holiday season! And so many of us going…nowhere! Why not send a postcard anyway? Instead of the usual “Wish you were here”, how about, “Wish I was there”?
“Wish I was there” this month’s theme for contributions to the Voices from the Coal Shed blog and the virtual museum at the National Coal Mining Museum of England. This is open to any age and from anywhere.
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Whether you can travel or not, everyone can wish.
(Writer in Residence
National Coal Mining Museum of England)
We went to a farm in the Peak District. We went for a walk and got drenched in the rain. We walked some alpacas and went in the hot tub. Portugal would have been hotter and less rainy. We wish we’d been there, swimming in the big swimming pool and eating ice cream.
James (8) & William (6) Fraser
Sun, sea and sangria
Wish I was there
Dining out, diving in ,acting on impulse
Wish I was there
Even traffic jams and airport chaos and that little voice from the back seat enquiring “are we there yet?”
Wish I was there….well almost
It’s not too far
You know we have to book!
Will the loos be open?
Which is the quietest day with the least people about?
That’s where we are
Wish I wasn’t there
Dear Joe …
Why not take an outing to the N.C.M. Museum?
Parents (better still – grandparents!)
A spare morning/afternoon
Follow the footsteps and your interests
Note the free and challenging adventure playground
Marvel at the machinery
Discover the pit ponies
Unlock the past and see how children worked
Listen to your ancestors
Explore what’s under your feet.
Follow the big people and let them talk!
You will then be able to wander and wonder.