to meet up with some of the other Kinky Bees. This was organised by the lovely Liz of Dandelion Daydreams who is as gorgeous and bubbly in real life as she is online. Quite a few of us turned up- Jo, Moira, Mary, Kate , Sue , Liz of course , Amy and Di ( who isn't a Kinky Bee but came along for fun anyway!). Then all of us, except Amy, went to the Village Haberdashery in Hampstead after we'd had a good getting to know you session in Liberty's café.
We also got to meet Annie and her new baby Harvey, her daughter Madelaine and Penny who happened to be serving in the shop. It was great to get to know everyone a little better.
I also managed a visit to Tate Modern
for the Lichenstein exhibition . This was interesting because he was clearly a ground breaking artist but in the fantasy world where I could actually afford one of his paintings, I wouldn't actually particularly want one on my walls.
I also managed to go here
and managed to buy two paintings which I will reveal at a later date when I have unwrapped them. This was pure indulgence but I justified my profligate behaviour on the basis that we've had to defer any holidays because of the roof situation, so obviously I could treat myself....
And then this evening I met my friend Jane at Usk Castle for a sculpture exhibition. Didn't much like the sculptures but the gardens are fabulous even though we viewed them in that very fine drizzle that doesn't seem like rain but you still end up very wet .
I hope that the Kinky Bees will meet up again soon, as I had a lot of fun, even though in Liz's photos on her blog and flickr , I look like my mother- how did that happen?