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Supporting Paradise Wildlife Park


I adore Paradise Wildlife Park and have spent many beautiful days exploring the park and watching the animals (read more about our last visit here), but Due tothe COVID-19 outbreak Paradise Wildlife Park has closed. As such, the usual money coming in through ticket sales and on-site purchases have dramatically decreased which affects the general upkeep of the animals the facilities. Paradise Wildlife Park is reaching out to its loyal visitors and guests to help support it with a small donation during these difficult times.


Any money raised will go directly towards the upkeep of our animals (food, vet bills, healthcare, enrichment, habitat facilities and cleaning) which costs roughly £3,000 a day.  

Support Paradise Wildlife Park, share and donate to the Just Giving Emergency Animal Fund below https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/animalsupportfund


London Transport Museum hosts a virtual celebration of its poster collection online


Over the weekend London Transport Museum has recreated its ‘Poster Power’ Depot Open Weekend online, launching a brand-new hub for family activities, videos, audio recordings, blogs, quizzes and online galleries, all inspired by the Museum’s collection of transport posters – one of the most important collections of 20th-century graphic poster art in the world. 
The Museum’s Depot Open Weekends are a rare opportunity for the public to explore a treasure trove of over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history, including historic Tube trains and buses, maps, station signs, and posters. While April’s Open Weekend will no longer be going ahead, the ‘Digital Depot Open Weekend’ will allow the public to still explore gems from its collection from home.


Over the weekend (Saturday 25 and Sunday 26), London Transport Museum will recreate its ‘Poster Power’ Depot Open Weekend online, launching a brand-new hub for family activities, videos, audio 
In keeping with the ‘Poster Power’ theme planned for April’s event, activities and resources available from the Museum’s new ‘Poster Power’ hub will include behind the scenes video tours of the Depot’s art and poster stores, a recorded talk on the history of poster design from the Museum’s Head Curator, creative family activities, and new online poster galleries where virtual visitors can explore the intricate details of historic artworks up close. 

The Museum’s online shop will be offering a special 30% discount on all pre-printed posters until 3 May, so art and design fans can bring a piece of transport history into their home. There will also be the chance to win gift bundles from the shop’s brand new ‘sporting range’, inspired by beautiful vintage sports posters from the Museum’s collection. Visit the website to enter https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/competition the competition closes on 8 May. ahead, the ‘Digital Depot Open Weekend’ will allow the public to still explore gems from its collection from home.  
In keeping with the ‘Poster Power’ theme planned for April’s event, activities and resources available from the Museum’s new ‘Poster Power’ hub will include behind the scenes video tours of the Depot’s art and poster stores, a recorded talk on the history of poster design from the Museum’s Head Curator, creative family activities, and new online poster galleries where virtual visitors can explore the intricate details of historic artworks up close. 



Greek Salad with Tomatoes


Tomatoes are packed with carotenoids, including lycopene. Research shows that lycopene present in ocular tissues helps prevent light-induced damage to the retina and other areas of the eye. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C, another vision protector.

Serves 2
1 tomato
1⁄4 cucumber
1⁄4 green bell pepper
1⁄4 red onion
Handful of olives
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
4-6 cubes of Feta cheese
Sprinkle of oregano

Method:
Chop the tomatoes into wedges. Thinly slice the bell pepper into rings. Slice the red onion and cucumber and half the slices. Add to a salad bowl along with the olives and lightly toss with the olive oil. Top with the Feta followed by the oregano.

Recipe from www.essilor.co.uk

Tantilisingly Tasty Turkey chilli


Turkey is rich in zinc. Zinc is concentrated in our retinas and helps enzymes that promote eye health. Niacin, also found in turkey meat, can help protect your eyes from cataract development.

Serves 2
100g turkey mince
1⁄2 white onion – thinly chopped
500g passata
Half a can of kidney beans, drained
1 garlic clove – crushed
1 chilli chopped
1 cube of vegetable stock
Splash of water
1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon cumin

Method:
Cook the turkey mince in a pan until brown, then drain any excess fat
Add the onion and cook until tender
Mix in all the ingredients except the water - add water according to the desired thickness of the sauce
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with rice or potato wedges and add cheese if you wish!

Recipe from www.essilor.co.uk

Mothers Day With The Samsung KX


The Samsung KX experience space in London’s Kings Cross is offering families and parents the opportunity to enjoy a free hand-drawn digital portrait for Mother’s Day.


Digital Family Portraits:
Timings: w/c 16th March - Tues/Wed/Fri/ - 3-5pm. Sat/Sun -  12-2pm.
Samsung KX is inviting guests to enjoy a hand-drawn digital portrait experience, the perfect gift for mums this Mother’s Day. Sketched live by one of the skilled Samsung staff, opt for either a full family drawing or make it extra special with a portrait of yourself.

Digital Mother’s Day cards:
Timings: w/c 16th Mach - Mon-Fri 3-5pm. Sat/Sun – 12-2pm.
Samsung KX is inviting guests to push their creative limits this Mother’s Day with digital card-making workshops using a Galaxy tablet. The experience will include insightful live demos showcasing easy tips and tricks to make the ultimate e-card, which can be easily downloaded and sent to mum in time for the special day. For more information check out www.samsung.com/uk/explore/kings-cross

Location:  Samsung KX
Coal Drops Yard
King's Cross, London
N1C 4DQ