It was half term this week and
Hope and I had a lovely trip to
to visit the
David Hockney, Printmaker
I'm very partial to Mr Hockney's
artwork and really enjoyed looking at
his etchings and lithographs.
I really must do some homework
about how etchings and lithographs
are achieved - it was explained
at the exhibition but I still didn't
understand it, duh!
We REALLY enjoyed this exhibition.
The Dulwich Picture gallery is a charming
venue with lovely staff and, apparently,
a cafe worth visiting (there was a queue when
we were there and we didn't want to wait).
Afterwards, we drove up to Crystal Palace
(which is where I used to work) and I wanted to
show Hope some of my old haunts
(Karen, I showed her Joanna's!) -
and then we stopped for a delicious lunch
We had what must be the best burger EVER!
They also serve beautifully prepared fresh fish
with the minimum of tinkering to maximise the
The decor was very cool, with stripped
brickwork, chunky wooden tables
and industrial lighting.
The staff were lovely too.
Hope and I really enjoyed our meal there
- and it wins the
5* Urbani Recommendation!
Meanwhile, Grant was at home looking after
poor old Luke who has, once again
(3rd year running)
got Glandular Fever.
He has been so unwell with
the worst infected throat I have ever seen.
The Doctor warned us to be prepared to get
him to A+E if his throat got any worse, as
he might find it difficult to breath/swallow.
Unfortunately, the prescribed antibiotics have
been totally ineffective and he's been
advised that he is unlikely to
be feeling any better for some weeks.
He has already been off work for nearly
3 weeks and I would say he's going to be
off for at least another 3.
Poor chap :(
I think he, along with the rest of us,
could do with some
Spring sunshine, right?!