Saturday, 16 April 2011
Tate Modern (the free one basically, in the vast industrial sized Turbine Hall.) Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist has filled the enormous space with 100 million sunflower seeds - each one individually sculptured in porcelain and each one different from the other. I think he had a little bit of help but the shear size and scale is impressive
It's sad to think that the artist responsible was arrested by the Chinese authorities earlier this month as he tried to board a plane to Hong Kong. His whereabouts is still unknown.
I would just like to say how touched I was by all the kind comments I found on my blog when I got back. 'Thank you' Your comments are all so very encouraging. And twenty five followers I feel honoured.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
It was a most beautiful start to the day
From the window the mist, or was it cloud, flitted and floated by
continually changing, sometimes blotting out the hills
and at others revealing just the tips
I sat upstairs on the window sill, window open my feet dangling over the edge. I was certain in the stillness of early morning I could hear the mist whispering as it passed by over the water slowly giving way to the sun
And at the start of a beautiful spring morning I saw my first lamb, happy to be in the long awaited for warm sun.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
The weather could have been better. We had lots of sun and rain - and then more rain.
But in between we had white clouds and blue sky
and navy blue coloured water.
with little white waves whipped up by the wind!
It was cold! But sunny!
Daughters are great. Now that she's gone, I've picked up all the abandoned hair bobbles, empty cups and glasses, removed hair from the plughole, closed cupboard doors, picked up tissues, tidied forgotten shoes and rearranged the kitchen back to how it was!
But it's worth it, of course, just to have her company. They flew back yesterday morning, and in the evening Jo went on to do a night shift at the busy London hospital where she works. "All ok," she reported this morning, as she phoned on her way home. "No babies born, just a ward of mum's in waiting."