Yesterday was a special day. DH, me and our two children(grown up but you know...)went to the British Museum to see the First Emperor exhibition and to wonder at the Terracotta Warriors.
This picture is from Wikipedia, no copyright breach intended, this photograph illustrates what was so wonderful, it is difficult to describe how the very stillnes of the firgures made them more life like There was one in particular that I gazed at for a long time, feeling that at any moment he would turn his head and smile at me.I so wanted to touch. The farmer who found the first head must have had a terrible shock. The expressions on the faces are a marvel, each so different on the ones on show and this apparently applies to the 7000 that they have found so far. The detail on them is also amazing,there are a lot of photographs on flickr by people who have been fortunate enough to visit the site in China. One part I wasn't expecting were the beautiful birds, cast in bronze. One bit that we all loved was exhibit which showed how the figures were constucted in an "assembly line", it was a truly special day.
Now can anyone tell me how it is that hens only lay brown eggs these days???? Young Mr Sainsbury didn't know. I went to buy some eggs to make pasche eggs, more of that at the weekend but all the eggs were brown and I wanted white ones. How strange!!