Moogsdad and I both felt a little worse for wear this morning having eaten far too much lovely curry and drunk too much lovely wine last night!!! So much for romance - we vegged out in front of the TV watching this!
The children are now off school for a week for half term. We had errands to run this morning as we needed to get some souvenirs together for Angie's daughter's school project as our lovely guest Flat Avery will be zooming back across the Atlantic this week. We've had a great time playing host and will be sorry to see her go.
We moved to Southampton nearly 10 years ago and, I'm ashamed to say, have explored so little of what is, in fact, a very old and very interesting city. The Titanic sailed from here on her fateful voyage and many Southampton folk died in the disaster. We still haven't visited the Titanic exhibition at the Maritime Museum but it is now most definately on our list.
Image borrowed from here
After finding the Tourist Information Office to pick up some goodies we decided to forget housework and packing for this weekend in favour of visiting the City Museum and Art Gallery. I have wanted to visit for so long!!
The gallery has a fantastic collection of modern art and sculpture. I love the work of Antony Gormley and was thrilled to find they had a sculpture of his -Untitled (Diver).
His most famous works are obviously The Angel of the North
image borrowed from here
and Another Place but I remember first 'discovering' his work when the Iron Man
was installed in Birmingham's Victoria Square and all the Brummies were up in arms
image borrowed from here
I love the strength and peace that his work evokes and just wish we had more public art like it.
We are now back home and I cannot avoid the chores any longer!! We are going up to the in-laws later this afternoon and then Moogsdad and I are heading up to Birmingham tomorrow to sort out my Mum's things as Dad has been on at me for some time about 'getting rid' of her clothes etc.
It's not going to be fun but it's something that has to be done and it's the least I can do to help my brother out. Dad originally wanted us to do it in the school holidays at Christmas but I put my foot down on that one!!!
We will be back on Monday night and have an exciting day planned on Tuesday!!
I am having my first meeting with an imaginary blogland friend - it seems Trashalou actually lives quite close to us and we are meeting up, complete with naughty children, at a local Country Park!!!!
We have a plan to escort the children round the woodland play trail while we compare our lovely cameras :)
I can't leave you with nothing so how about some more French and Saunders?
Hope you have a lovely weekend - see you next week :)