– 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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– 165 – postcards from New York

Last day.Horrid weather.  Drenching.  Grey.  Dark. (New York has always got a certain charm but I didn’t have the right shoes that’s for sure…) So after packing up our suitcases we decided to go to a museum;  and what a remarkably unoriginal idea it turned out to be. The Moma was the closest so armed…

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– 164 – postcards from New York

… delicious brunch at The Cupping Room Cafe in Soho… blueberry pancakes drenched in maple syrup… so so good… (I was going to say drizzled, but it would have been a lie, I drowned them in the stuff!). Why Soho?  Because I had booked a punch needle workshop at Purl Soho ran by the lovely…

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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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– 162 – postcards from New York –

… So… up early for a long subway ride and a short ferry journey to Ellis Island (we visited the ‘big lady’ on our previous visit so this time we just waved as we sailed past) On Ellis Island we took a ‘hard hat’ tour  and went ‘behind the scene’ into all the abandoned buildings…

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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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– 143 – shall we walk the dog?

You know me by now… I love travelling and exploring new places.  I find it most refreshing and invigorating.  When life gets a little humdrum… I need to do/go/learn something new. This doesn’t mean that  I don’t envy people that always holiday in the same location (hey I’m a gemini after all it’s my prerogative…

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– 134 – postcards from Tuscany

I’m writing this wearing a huge wool cardigan and looking at the grey sky through the kitchen window.  We arrived back home yesterday afternoon… under the rain… and whilst for a split second the fresh air was welcome after the torrid heat of Italy, the novelty factor soon wore off. We were all kind of…

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– 133 – a Tuscan wedding

So… apologies for not being very present around here of late… but we had a wedding!  My little sister got married on a very hot Tuscan day and it was fabulous. I should have taken more photos… but I just enjoyed the day and only remembered here and there. The ceremony took place at this…

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