So now, I'm picking up a social life again, seeing friends so went to V & A to link up with P. with whom I shared a house about 35 years ago. As usual we had coffee, chat and then lunch at the museum before seeing any exhibits. In fact, P. had to leave early in time to catch her train (or pay exhorbitant fares to travel home in rush hour) so we had a quick look at a couple of architectural structures but were not impressed.
After she'd left I found another one, a vertical bookcase around a staircase a bit wobbly in places as one climbed up but a sheepskin covered seat on the 'landing' looked inviting.
Instead went to the Quilt exhibition, enjoyed it all although some of the modern ones were trying to hard to put over a political message. I like the domestic rather than the political.
QUILTS: 1700 - 2010
Quilts: 1700 - 2010 About the Exhibition
Supported by the Friends of the V&A
A MAJOR EXHIBITION
20 March - 4 July 2010
About the exhibition
Came back home via District Line and SW trains, many of the commuters looked so fed up I assumed England had lost their world cup match but when I reached home found this was not the case. There had been a power cut in our area and then the water was cut off. Daughter had carried home 4 two litre containers and Ian had obtained supplies too which we shared with our neighbour.
Learnt from Facebook pal that water had been reconnected. Would happen on a very hot day, but we have hand gel so no worries. Watched the longest tennis match ever, the height of one player was amazing.
Tomorrow is another day and another lunch with another friend.
I feel so privileged to live in London, to be retired, in reasonable health and to be able to visit museums, Kew Gardens and to have a lovely husband.