Friday, February 10, 2012

That hungry, exhibition and no snow.

1. Alec and I are that hungry -- and in that much of a hurry to get to nursery -- that we don't even bother with plates. I eat my fish and chips off the paper, and he has his off the highchair tray.

2. How much do I appreciate being able to stroll round an art exhibition without worrying about how a small person is feeling and wanting? I recommend the Snowdon exhibit at Tunbridge Wells Art Gallery, by the way -- timeless portraits from the London art world. His shot of the curator Anthony Blunt is strangely prescient. It was taken in the early 60s, well before he was disgraced for spying, and shows him holding a transparency up to the light so that the image is projected back on to his eye. Of course this particular picture could have been selected in retrospect -- but it's still a stiking image.

3. "It's going to snow tonight at 8pm, all night, all tomorrow and all weekend," say the girls at nursery with unholy glee. They are wrong -- which is a pity because on snow days Nick works from home. On balance, though I feel that the snow we had the other day was picturesque, short-lived and quite sufficient, thank you.

PS: Spotted this from Jennifer on Facebook: "How nice to share fish and chips and a nap with the cat on a Friday afternoon..."


  1. Snow - I can see Alex in a puffy snow suit making snow angels

  2. The Snowdon exhibition was with us last year and I visited it often. My favourite portrait was of Frank Auerbach.

  3. Joe -- snow was not popular with Alec, too cold and bright, I think. Maybe next year!

    Huw -- I sent Nick and his sophisticated London art galleries friend Jo up there to have a look yesterday. They were both impressed, too. I'll go back and have a look at Frank Auerbach and think of other 3BT readers who might have seen it!


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