Sunday, 31 January 2016

A week with family in Wiltshire

I spent this last week back in Wiltshire with my family and most especially my little baby niece Penny, who I utterly adore. It has been so good to just relaxed, out of the city and totally focused on caring, cleaning and cooking. (I cooked all week for my sister because I'm a vegetarian and she isn't sure what to make and also to give her a break from cooking)

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Celts: art and identity - British Museum (and Mesopotamia and Egypt: faith after the pharaohs)

I've spent quite a bit of time at the British Museum this weekend! Went to the Celts exhibition on Friday night (late opening on Fridays) and the Egypt: faith after the pharaohs exhibition yesterday. It was much busier than on Friday and I had 2 hours before the entry time on my exhibition ticket so I explored the Mesopotamia and Ancient Iran sections which were amazing and I was so glad that I had been forced to explore the permanent collections. I can be quite rushrush rush  sometimes, in and out, catch the temporary exhibition while it's there, intend to look at permanent stuff another time because it will still be there later. That kind of thinking can lead to missing out on amazing things.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Starting again

Woke up this morning with the sun shining though the bedroom blind (which I love - made it myself with fabric from IKEA) and I'm so happy and I want to keep a proper record of everyday life and the beautiful things that make me happy.