I took my children off to Tate Britain to saw the Impressionists In London Exhibition. At first my heart sank when we went in as it started off quite dryly but I was able to chat animatedly to the girls and we all got into it and it got better especially when we discovered Monet. We each chose our all-time favourite picture giving 5 reasons why it was our favourite. Next stop was the Imperial War Museum inspired by reading Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams. It was excellent – quite hard-hitting in places – but teaching us all. I received a start when we looked at the twisted window frame from The World Trade Centre and my daughter aged 12 asked what was 9 / 11. For me it was still recent but for her, it happened long before her birth. My younger daughter took photos of a Spitfire for a Rotary competition with the theme  ‘A Different Perspective’. Well done to her for winning first prize in her category. All in all an illuminating day which enlarged our horizons.