Celebrate National Frog Day…. and other ideas for the weekend

Just when you thought we were running out of interesting things to do at the weekend…. This Sunday is National Frog Day! I’m afraid that not all my suggestions are frog related, but here goes with my ideas for adventuring this weekend…..

Frog Day in Greenwich…..

This Sunday (18th March) the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is hosting a fun event celebrating this important time of year for frogs…. that is, when our frogs return to their breeding ponds and the mother frogs lay frogspawn! Rather aptly then, and as it’s Mothering Sunday, all mums get a free cup of tea and cake! There will be pond dipping, quizzes, nature trails, froggy arts and crafts, as well as a gift stall and raffle. It is free to get in too.

Frog making…..

Why not celebrate Frog Day by making froggie cupcakes, or pom pom frogs?!

Froggie Cupcakes

An Exhibition…..

Stroll through the gorgeous Shad Thames to The Design Museum, right on the river. They are currently showing the design equivalent of the Oscars, the Designs of the Year 2012 awards. Featuring seven categories (Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport) the awards showcase innovative and fresh designs from all over the world. Adult entry is £11 and you can see it until 4th July.

Cinema…..

From 16th March, Future Cinema is taking on the deliciously Deco Troxy to re-create Fat Sam’s Speakeasy and show the classic Bugsy Malone. So dust off your Splurge guns and head East!

Bugsy Malone and Future Cinema at The Troxy

Shopping…..

Head over to Battersea for this year’s Affordable Art Fair. Since 1999 Will Ramsay’s fair has proven that contemporary art can be accessible, and that you don’t need to be an art expert or super rich to enjoy it and buy it.

Eating out….

Something special is set to happen this weekend at acclaimed gelateria Gino Gelato, near Charing Cross. Celebrating the beginning of Japan’s cherry blossom season, Masterchef contestant Aki Matsushima and champion gelato maker Palmiro Bruschi will be creating ten Japanese-themed gelati and sorbetti, including miso caramel and green tea white chocolate! Free sample? Why, why ever not!

Gino Gelato

Eating in….

Fancy spending the afternoon simmering your supper? On Saturday I’ll be sharing my Made With Love Spaghetti Bolognese recipe, here on my blog.

My Spag Bol

Plan Ahead….

Summer really isn’t that far away you know…. and how better to celebrate it than at Chelsea Flower Show? Tickets are now on sale for the event which starts on 22nd May!

But it’s not even that long until the highly anticipated Christian Laboutin retrospective at the Design Museum! Starting on 1st May, tickets are now on sale, and I for one do not want to miss it!

Whatever you do this weekend, have a wonderful one!

Ems x

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