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Photos of the Week #45

November 9, 2014

WEEK 45 OF 52

This week I was lucky enough to spend another day in London, this time with my lovely friend, Rosie. We had booked the date into our diaries (in permanent pen and everything) because we are now of the age when you really need to lock a date down, otherwise life just seems to get in the way. We had a day of gallery-hopping planned, and it felt so good to just relax and take in lots of different artists. We started the day at the Hayward Gallery, and on the way I passed Somerset House and saw that they have an Egon Schiele exhibition on at the moment – so I will definitely be up again ASAP to see that. He’s an incredible artist, and I can’t believe how young he was when he made this incredible artwork, and how utterly timeless it is.

Here are a few photos from my day in London, and a few more from the rest of the last week.

I found these stunning flowers in Kings Cross. They’re so beautiful, and even though they’re completely unnatural I was still so drawn to them.

The exhibition at the Hawyard Gallery was brilliant. It was a lot of different artists all working within a similar theme, and I loved the diversity of all of the work. There were a few films which I really enjoyed – here’s my friend Rosie, utterly absorbed by the work (or blinking. One or the other).

On the way to White Cube we decided to grab a coffee, and picked Fuckoffee as it was so close to the gallery. I am so glad we did! Not only was the coffee the best I’ve ever drunk (and I’ve drunk a lot of coffee), it was almost entirely vegan! I couldn’t resist a slice of lemon poppyseed cake, which we shared whilst discussing Victorian vibrators.

^^Hello, lover.^^

The gallery was showing Tracey Emin’s latest exhibition, so I was in heaven. She has always been one of my favourite artists – ever since my Grandma took me to see her Turner Prize entry back in 1999. I love her openness and honesty. In this particular exhibition she had the most beautiful stitched pieces that looked like they had been painted – I could have studied them for hours. Some sections even looked like brushstrokes. Amazing.

After we left the gallery we raced through the (not forecasted!) rain to Kings Cross for a drink (or two) before meeting a friend at the best pizza place in London; Franco Manca.

^^Oh, I do like catching up with these girls.^^

^^Please just come and open a restaurant in Brighton!^^

At the weekend I went home to visit my family, and it was really nice to catch up with them all, especially ahead of my Dad’s birthday on Wednesday. We all went out for a meal together, and even though it wasn’t quite as nice as having Mr T by my side, it was good to sit around a big table next to a roaring fire and chat about the theatre (one of my sister and her husband’s big passions). I really should go to the theatre more (Avenue Q doesn’t really count, does it?). In the evening I forced my Mum and Dad to play my favourite game; Trionimos. I love this game so much, and somehow I managed to royally beat them both!

^^I love spending time with both of these boys.^^

^^Hi Jasper!^^

My Mum and Dad went to Borough Market a couple of days before and picked up some vegan rocky road bars for me and my sister. They were absolutely amazing! I’m definitely picking some up next time I’m in London.

Spending some quality time with Rasputin and a packet of double-stuffed Oreos on Sunday evening. Perfect.

And finally, a week later and I think the sky thought it was still Hallowe’en! Very spooky.//

So that was my week. Right now I’ve got my feet propped up on the coffee table with my eye on an iced bun, watching the audio commentary from Walk the Line. I’ve never watched the audio commentary on any film before – in fact, I was watching the deleted scenes thinking, ‘who the heck watches the audio commentary. It must be so boring, listening to someone talking over a film you’ve just seen‘. Well, that was before I started watching this one, and it’s absolutely amazing. There’s so much insight into the interviews they had with Johnny Cash, how accurate the story told in the film is and how much of a dedicated actor Joaquin Phoenix is. I highly recommend watching it.

I really can’t wait until Trout comes home. These hours can’t fly by quick enough right now! Other than spending as much time with him as I can, I’m going to go and see The Babadook this week – finally, something scary! I’ve missed it so. I hope everyone had a great week and weekend! What did you get up to? Have you been to see The Babadook?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2014 6:28 pm

    OMG triominoes! And those roses are beautiful. And I can’t believe how close we are to the end of the year.

  2. November 14, 2014 8:51 pm

    Im sure callum has already informed u of our trip-I loved it!!! ! Beautifully styled and poetic dialogue too.xx

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