Sunday, 17 October 2010

Hello there! Sorry there was no 'Fanciful Friday' this week, I was in London for the last few days combining work with a little socialising.

I had to attend a training day at the British Library on Friday. It was very worth while and I met some very interesting people; including the author of a book I have to read for my conservators course.

Photo stolen from here

Afterwards I met up with friends and went to one of Marco Pierre White's restaurants; Wheelers of St. James'. Fancy.

The food was scrumptious but the service as awful. I think it was because we were having the cheap-o menu and therefore Fernando our waiter just didn't give a toss. He even tried to do us out of a quid at the end of the night by giving us Euro's. Lame.

On Saturday we went to 'Shadow Catchers' at the V&A; it's an exhibition about camera-less photography. If you're in London I recommend going to see it as the whole exhibition is very intriguing. The results you can achieve with just photographic paper and a flash light is incredible, it made me want to go out and try it for myself.

Adam Fuss
From the series 'My Ghost' (Butterfly Daguerreotype)

Susan Derges
'Arch 4 (summer)'

After the exhibition we headed to D'Arblay Street for a late lunch at The Breakfast Club, where I had the most amazing haloumi, spinach, houmous and sundried tomato wrap. Drool. We then moved onto The Hummingbird Bakery to pick up something sweet for the road.

I definitely deserved that Red Velvet Cake as the journey home was dreadful. Oxford Circus tube station was temporarily shut down due to congestion just as I was meant to be catching my tube to Paddington Rail Station. This meant I had to get a later train, which was delayed in Bristol due to drunken football fans. The drunkenness continued for an hour on the local train home. Joy. Even so I really enjoyed my weekend and can't wait to go back in December, especially since the Christmas lights etc. will be on!

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