Believe it or not it has been two years since I last made it to Kettle's Yard, it continues to delight and this is I think the first time I have not been hamstrung by members of my family. I still do not feel I cracked it but the weather could not have been better with late autumn sunlight streaming through the windows creating some wonderful shadows. The place is a continual source of inspiration I always leave buoyed up with the possibilities for my own home. I am amazed I did so well with these photographs the place was packed with visitors not that you would know, it was just a case of lurking until the right moment came.
I have been no slouch this half term and have managed to make a house into a home, Kitty said it has only taken 4 years! if only she knew what hard work it is when I am working against the grain of Emin. In fact I realised this was the first time I had been totally alone for well over 10 years, no au pair and a vanishing Kitty meant I was solo for close on to the whole week, not even speaking most days!
I have organised cleaned and tidied the house and with another week could probably have cracked the painting of the hall as well. Instead it goes onto my Easter 'To Do' list. My major success story was the semi completion of my 'room of my own' which is nearly ready, only it is so lovely I tend to just sit and gaze at my handiwork instead of actually using it. Time I squeezed my first tube of paint!
Meanwhile back at work I will be regaling you with stories of awesome exhibitions, a great play, playing dress up(...78 different outfits!! I think it is time to resurect what I wore today) and how Ikea managed to remove 160 of my finest English pounds with a sleight of hand that was quite frankly astonishing but very very painful.
I may also catch up with all your blogs by the end of the week...