18/10/2018

This morning

Haven't been outside properly this week, so I made myself go for a lovely/gorgeous/beautiful/wonderful walk this morning on Hampstead Heath. I think my body is getting ready for hibernation, as I feel really lethargic at the moment. I hope it's temporary, because it feels waaaaay too soon. 

12/10/2018

Play time

Been home with a cold for the past week. It's silly how something as harmless as a cold can wipe you out so much. But I've had a ridiculously long run of 10 months without one, so I'm not complaining in the slightest. Happy to be through it though, as after a while, watching Netflix and catch-up TV or reading books gets a bit boring.

These pix are from when we went to see Lee Bul at the Hayward Gallery in August, which I didn't rate at all. Looked like re-hashed Yayoi Kusama and Louise Bourgeois if you ask me. It was much more fun with Oomoo and his cuz out on the terrace...

05/10/2018

Summer Kew

No season is complete without a visit to Kew Gardens, and this summer was no different. As the summer had been so dry there wasn't much to look at outside, which is why nearly all of these are from the Palm House. It's almost time to return and check out the autumn colours. Can't wait to see them.

04/10/2018

Seen in Oxford

Went for a day trip to Oxford back in August. We had a little itinerary of things to see and where to eat, but my favourite moment was when we came across a deserted library (pics 1, 6 and 9). There was some sort of seminar or something going on, but everyone was out to lunch when we entered, which meant we could snoop around as we wished. I have to make sure I try and just wander around with no aim more often, as you don't know where you'll end up, or what you'll see. I got this book this summer (which I haven't read yet), and I'm up for coming across things and sights, rather than actively seeking them out. Who's with me?

03/10/2018

Amsterdam randoms 2018 part 2


Another set of randoms from our summer visit in Amsterdam. I was lucky enough to go back a couple of weeks ago, and at this rate of posting those pictures will be up at Christmas. I need to speed up with my summer catch up ­čśů

01/10/2018

Gallery family

So much goodness for us all to look at at the The Stedelijk.


13/09/2018

Stedelijk time

When in Amsterdam, you have to go to a museum - it's the law. Well, my law anyway. This time we went to the Stedelijk Museum, mainly to see the Studio Drift exhibition (pics 1 to 5), which was mucho fantastico. As Oomoo has gotten older, I've stopped taking him to as many exhibitions as I used to, as he at one point got quite bored with it. To my surprise that seems to have changed, and our tour of the Stedelijk (which by the way is usually quiet, so an excellent alternative to the crowded Van Gogh or Rijksmuseums) was really good fun. Can't wait to take him to the Van Gogh exhibition at Tate Britain when it opens next year!

If you have a moment, watch the films in the Studio Drift link above, and my pictures will make much more sense.