– 166 – Louise Bourgeois

… One more post about my trip and then I’ll stop, I promise! I didn’t know much about the sculptor Louise Bourgeois aside from her giant spider sculptures and her later life visceral prints… as a matter of fact one of her spiders was on show at the MoMA and boy, that thing was HUGE.…

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– 163 – postcards from New York

Today, just for a change, we walked.  New York is so diverse that walking down a couple of streets can make you feel you’re in a different city altogether.  I love that.  You can’t get bored here. Chinatown… … downtown… and across the Brooklyn bridge… (look I’m here too… do you always find that you’re…

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– 161 – postcards from New York

Just pictures because I’m sooooo tired I could fall asleep mid sentence if I tried writing anything… Walking, Central Park, walking, The Met, walking walking walking, food and walking, 5th Avenue, walking… We had a fantastic first day.  We walked for miles.  We love this place. SaveSave

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– 160 – postcards from New York

…and we’re here… the weather is not playing ‘ball’ (joke? ball? baseball? no? just me?) and the traffic was horrid,  but who cares.  And we’ve already been through the ‘phone left in the taxi’ excitement.’ (all sorted, just don’t ask). We’re unpacking than heading for a burger… because when in Rome and all that… SaveSave

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– 158 – ramblings

Do you ever have days when you kind of feel disconnected from reality?  When you kind of go through the motions so from the outside all seems to be ‘normal’, whatever that is… you get dressed, feed the children, do the laundry… but from the inside everything seems fuzzy and kind of out of focus.…

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– 157 – Cheltenham Literature Festival, cont.

… aka ‘the busiest week I’ve ever known… The good thing is that this is the last post about the Literature Festival, the bad thing is that it’s a long one, so I’d suggest you grab a cup of whatever float your boat and get comfortable.  (alternatively you can just switch off now, I won’t…

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– 155 – Cheltenham Literature Festival, cont.

Did I mention to you how much I love this festival?  There are so many interesting talks all the time that it’s hard to choose or not overdo it… Also,  the subjects are so vary that  they make my head spin… I wouldn’t be very good at being a specialist of any kind… I like…

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– 153 – …knitting …

I could have started this post by telling you I had a very relaxing start of the day at the hairdresser drinking coffee and reading magazines… but my day actually began with racing the school bus to school to drop off No 3’s English homework which he’d forgot to pack. That’s it.  The boys have…

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– 151 – Cheltenham Literature Festival

(Useless fact: I can’t pronounce the word ‘literature’ properly, my tongue gets totally twisted) ANYWAY… the my favourite festival of the whole year is in town and it’s brilliant as usual… If you get the chance do go… even if it’s just to have lunch at the many food trucks or grab a coffee and…

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– 147 – random

I’m having one of those weeks. I’m also worried that this is not actually ‘one of those weeks’ but  just  a regular week from now on.  Scary prospect. I made a cottage pie last night and tonight I’m going to scoff the left-overs.  I just thought you should know. Since last Saturday I’ve attended three…

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