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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Power and Water

Been an unusual day, at last I've been able to start going out to play again as we call it. The first part of the year was marked by bad weather, heavy cold/flu then a damaged ligament. This healed just in time for our son's wedding. Whilst this was going on we discovered a damp wall adjoining the airing cubboard so no shower available while the humidifier ran constantly for a week. We dread the electricity bills!

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.

Not quite sure about why this structure was here but would have liked to have had time to sit and browse the books which any one was allowed to do.
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

20 March - 4 July 2010

About the exhibition

Bishops Court quilt, Unknown, 1690-1700. 
Museum no. T.201-1984 Bishops Court quilt, Unknown, 1690-1700. Museum no. T.201-1984
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.

Greetings, Madeleine

1 comment:

  1. I like the look of the bookcase - a shame you didn't have time to browse.