Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Yesterday I went into the city despite waking-up with a humdinger of a sinus infection.  I knew that it was really the last day that I would be able to do it so I drugged-up (thank you emergency kit in the suitcase!) and went.

I got there around 11am and by the time I got to the South Kensington station it was 11:30, so I decided to have lunch.  I went to my favorite place in that area which is the Kensington Creperie and had my usual.  Then I walked down the block to the V&A a wandered around for several hours.  I saw The Power of Making exhibit and was deeply unimpressed.  I felt that it was messily curated and that they chose their items to be only cutting edge and weird, not as examples of quality.  The way they had designed the space meant that there were several bottlenecks trying to maneuver through it.  It is one of the free exhibits, so that was good.  If I had to have paid for it, I would have been sorely disappointed.  I guess I just expected better of the V&A.  However, I did stumble upon a selection of Beatrix Potter’s watercolors displayed randomly in a hallway on the 2nd level.  They were breathtaking and it is a sin that they were so incongruously placed where so few would discover them.

Before I knew it it was time to go and see Jon.  At this point, the tube was a mess because the Jubilee line was all but closed which made all the other lines crazy-full.  However, I got there and got to meet Jon’s new car.  We hung-out for a few hours and then it was time for me to head back into the city to meet the hubby for dinner at St. John’s in Spitalfields.

It was there that I took the only photograph of the whole day.

They were really good.


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