... and roses too.

The worker must have bread, but she must have roses too.

Category: adventures (page 2 of 2)

York Minster and excellent tapas

Ted and I were *very* overdue a visit to some dear friends of ours. They live Oop North, you see, and we just hadn’t got ourselves together for far too long. So we hopped on the train to York.

Most of the weekend was taken up with chatting, playing hide-and-seek with the brood, watching a wonderful performance of the Billy Goats Gruff, and other extremely important things. It was blissful.

We did explore the Minster, though – and were so glad, because it’s easy to forget that some of England’s cathedrals are right up there with the best of France and Italy’s.

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Which Hockney would you invite to dinner?

That’s the question my good friend Mr. White and I asked ourselves as we explored his latest exhibition, “82 Portraits and 1 Still Life”, at the Royal Academy.

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Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond

Hey sisters! If you, like me, have spent most of your life searching for the feminist separatist enclave of your dreams, guess what?


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Croydon’s gone a bit hipster …

As I discovered when I popped down to see an old pal.

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Trip to Leicester to catch a king – and some crafty goodness

So we’re just back from Leicester, where Ted was doing some research. I tagged along to see the Richard III stuff there, and was glad I did. It’s really well done – they’ve brought across the turbulence of the times, the bloodiness of the battles and the excitement of the discovery of his burial site.

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