My body got here this morning, not ‘fresh’ off the sleeper but quite the opposite – it was not an especially comfortable night! So I feel as though my head hasn’t caught up yet and that I’ll need another night’s sleep before I am fully home. It’s been a very busy week, including (but not limited to)
A shopping trip to Handweavers Studio
An exhibition on Constable at the V & A, which was fascinating for an ignoramus such as myself because it was all about the way he learned his craft and developed his own style – I really recommend this if you are going to be in London before mid-January
A flying visit to the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern to see a piece by Richard Tuttle which my friend and I decided we didn’t like much at all
A day studying multi shaft huck with Jette Vandermeiden and a host of other Complex Weavers (followed by a very enjoyable dinner, where both the wine and the handwoven samples flowed freely)
Much chat with lovely friends
And a chance to catch up with my godson who is suddenly a whole lot taller than I am.
We also took a walk to see the poppies at the Tower of London, which are almost complete. My photos don’t compare with the ones you can see in the press, but I can give you a wee peak at the stack of poppies which aren’t yet on display. This was the pile of boxes as of Wednesday morning – and if, as it appears, there is one poppy in each little compartment, then we reckoned there must be nearly 30,000 here.
Sadly, though, we didn’t see any planted: I guess they were taking a coffee break.
“Almost home” was posted by Cally on 7 Nov 2014 at http://callybooker.co.uk