Last Sunday we went on a last minute day trip to Oxford. It was my visiting friend's idea that we go, and I'm so glad he suggested it. It's a really pretty city, but my funny (weird) eye ignored the famous old university buildings and instead saw interesting colour combinations on residential houses. More pics from Oxford to come!
I always take visiting friends to Tate Modern, but this time we were unlucky as it's was in-between paying exhibitions. They need to update the permanent collection with some more interesting artworks; usually there's a few really good ones on display, but the current selection is pretty boring. The Tanks were also closed so we were really unlucky. Here's hoping more exciting art is on the way for 2013.
London is covered in a blanket of snow again - for the third time in four years. Me likey. It started coming down on Friday and we took a windswept walk up Primrose Hill. I got very excited when I saw a guy walk up the hill with a red umbrella and couldn't believe the steamy windows in the café we took refuge in. For a few seconds there I pretended I was Saul Leiter :)
What I needed to spend the whole day doing: Japanese homework.
Some of what I actually did:
Finished watching Crazy, Stupid, Love
Laughed at what Instagram really is
Having a part from a song pop into my head and managing to track it down.
Take these pictures.
At 37 I would I have thought I'd be sensible about doing homework, but it turns out leaving stuff to the last minute is a very hard habit to shake.
Feast your eyes:
How do you get a 3-year old to walk for a couple of hours? Well, a kite, lots of puddles and a treasure hunt seems to do the trick. We're so lucky to have Hampstead Heath at our doorstep at the moment. Happy 2013 everyone!