This has been our day as a pre simon birthday then on sunday went to Norfolk for simon mum birthday and mpother day
Monday 1 April: New Hair Decided to have a little change for April so gone red and black
Tuesday 2 April: Liza game night
Friday 5 April:P Mum Funeral
That afternoon I went to a friend mum funeral. I was a bit too early so had little wander on the Thames path and the Mortlake crematorium is an interesting listed art deco building. I have just returned and feeling totally wiped out . Best coffin ever cover in bright green clovers and cats, it made everyone smile
Friday 29 March: Dorothea Tanning at the Tate Modern
Fascinating exhibition, Dorothea Tanning works are really beautiful and changing throughout the decades. My fav were her more realistic surrealist early pieces but the colours in her more abstract works were so beautiful too, less into her 3D but loved the creepy room. Fascinating artist I knew little about. Loved her humour too and her dog inclusion ;) the Tate was heaving with people for one of their late event but strangely not at this exhibition. Followed by a few drinks in the pub ( Read more...Collapse )
Tuesday 26 March: Mervyn Peake, an Exhibition of Certain Rare Dreams Private View at The Last Tuesday Society & The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities.
That night we went to see the opening of the Mervyn Peake exhibition, some very lovely artworks and illustration. We got there at the start before it got too busy and they had removed the tables so it worked much better. Loved some of his Alice and Witchy ones. Always fab to be in that fantastic place of weird and wonderful artefacts. Always spot something new there
As part of special librray tours for librarians I went to visit this place that afternoon. What a stunning new building housing the collection from the Institute of Ismaili Studies and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. The whole building uses geometrical patterns and uses light so well. For something so modern and in the middle of building site that is Kings Cross currently it is very peaceful. Most tranquil and pretty are all their gardens and terraces that echoes Islamic architectural and garden styles. They even prepared lots of beautiful rare books for us to see . Very fascinating visit
Sunday 24 March: Pergola Gardens Hampstead Health, Spaniard In and Highgate
being such a sunny day we took Dave and Cheryl to the Pergola gardens , we then had lunch in the beautiful beer gardenb of the Spaniard inn and our guests decided to redo Highgate cemetery tour, tempted but having done it so many times we opted for park in the sunshine and a little craft fair in Lauderdale house. A lovely relax sunday and feel so good to have seen sunshine and everyone playing outside...
next we went to visit the Red House, my second visit to the Red house, last time we went they had not yet discovered the Burne Jones murals so that was lovely to see. i love the building but it is quite an empty shell, especially after Standen that is still full of beautiful Art & Craft decors and furnitures. Still a good day of William Morris goodness. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/red-house
That same weekend the petition many of us signed to revoke article 50 went over 5 millions and an estimated 1-2 millions people marched on Saturday...It fel weird not to be there....i wish i could have as they are the most uplifting event in a very depressing political world