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Shirley Hughes at the Illustration Cupboard – extended!

Fantastic news! The exhibit of Shirley Hughes’ work at the Illustration Cupboard has been extended. The exhibition will be open until the end of this month (30 July) and I can highly recommend going.

As you may have read, I almost missed it, but happily we got there yesterday in possibly the best (and first) day off for Milo’s dad and I in ages. We went along to the Illustration Cupboard in the morning with my mum who (I think of course!) is a hugely talented artist and who also loves the work of Shirley Hughes.

It was just wonderful, even with a toddler anxious to get to the Transport Museum (our afternoon treat)! The way Hughes captures children’s expressions, the details of their lives, the wonderment in the small things they enjoy. This exhibition didn’t disappoint in any of these aspects and gave us a real insight into her process with some gorgeous sketches and roughs alongside finished pieces. There’s more time to go and see it… go, go! Just lovely.

The rest of our day was great. A real treat of tea in Fortnum and Mason straight after, very exciting! A walk in St. James’ park and a snooze for Milo.

Then a visit to Milo’s most favourite place, the London Transport Museum. Trains, tubes, buses, trams… you name it. He had a great time pretending to drive a proper big, red bus.

And we had a great time enjoying our branded coffee!

Best. Day. Ever!

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