Sunday, 28 April 2013

Wonderful Weekend

I've just had the most wonderful weekend!  I travelled to London and stayed one night with my friend Lois and caught up on the gossip. Then, on Saturday I went here

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?


  1. Wasn't it great?? It was so lovely to meet you finally and relieved to hear your son isn't actually called Harri Harrison - hehe! Hope you got home okay and well done on not caving in to too many fabric purchases! Here's a couple of websites you might like to peruse with a cuppa :) and

  2. it wasn't long enough! (said the one that left early :-[). You had a lovely packed weekend. I wish I could have seen your paintings

  3. It was the BEST.
    Thank you for your lovely words.
    How amazing that so many kindred spirits ended up in the same Flickr bee quite by chance!
    I am so happy to have met you and I can't wait to see those paintings you bought.