Today it was a very dreary day - drizzle everywhere! I learnt via Instagram that it was similar weather in Portland, Oregon via the wonderful John Plummer but I digress. We decided that due to the weather that we would go to the V&A to see their new Photographers Gallery as advertised on the Time Out website only to find when we arrived it was closed for a new installation. Not a great start! So instead I dragged OH up to the Ceramics floor which I posted about in Fragile Days earlier in the year.
But some of these pieces though quite small were quite astonishing.
And the attention to detail was mindblowing - just look how intracate this depiction of death is and it's only about 10 inches high!
And I love the cabinets that have rows upon rows of items go back at least 6 rows back.
And finally OH did spot this chamber pot with a wierd face at the bottom. That's what I love about the V&A, no matter how well you know the museum there is always something that you missed before. And for those that know me, I'm afraid I didn't go to the Hollywood Costume exhibition with the real, yes that's REAL, ruby slippers worn in the Wizard of Oz. I have to find another day to go without OH as it really isn't his cup of tea.....
I'd heard on the grapevine from a friend that there was a new shopping centre that had opened near St Paul's which has a roof terrace with amazing views of the Cathedral and it was free to get in. Music to my ears! And so off OH and I went via of course the millennium bridge. My original plan was to walk down from Borough Market, however due to problems getting the right bus we ended up coming up via Waterloo.
I love this bridge. First new footbridge in London for many years (I've been watching Dan Criuckshanks on BBC4) and how could you not fall in love with this view.
With some great seagulls posing for me on the bridge
But the view (which is free!) was great. Here is the Shard (my favourite new building in London at the moment)
And a new view (for me) of St Paul's. No looking up at that amazing dome but across to it instead.
Oh blimey it's nearly a month since I last wrote! How time flies. Unfortunately the weather hasn't been great and then I came down with an awful virus which took ages to recover from on top of which it's the busiest time of the year at work. I know excuses, excuses.... Anyway in mid September (I know mid September, told you I was behind in blogging), it was the annual event of Lambeth Country Fair.
And look at these amazing homegrown apples!
We then luckily made it into the Vauxhall City Farm which always makes me smile.
And has my favourite chicken called Guiness (OK I'll let you guess which one is which!)
And how beautiful is this sheep complete with earrings!
Now you can't have a country fair without Morris Dancers. These guys are here every year and are fab. They were even in the Olympics closing ceremony so they're proper famous! And how do I know - because I spotted them on the TV - I'm not sure if this is good or bad....
Another regular of Lambeth Country Fair is Chucklehead cider. Now we went down on Sunday afternoon and my friend Gary was far from pleased to discover that they had sold out! Can you imagine!! He was gutted! Good for them mind, and probably his head as it's like rocket fuel!
But as you can see the sun was out, blue skies and everything
With young and old enjoying the reggae from the stage. Another year, another successful event! Roll on next year though if gets any busier it could be a nightmare!