Sunday, September 20, 2009

#297 London

Flying visit to the UK. Went to Chelsea and visited the Americana exhibits at the Saatchi Gallery (not as good as the Chinese exhibition we saw last time IMHO). They had a few of the mobiles from last year working - Archbishop Makarios was still fast asleep. The textile & boot creation was quite fun.

Then across Sloane Square to buy a few replacement Hoffman tea spoons at the David Mellor shop but as they were 8.50 GBPounds each - only bought one.

Then to Chinatown and got a new wok (only 4.32 GBP :-)
Next time you are zipping around London, buy an Oyster card first - it gives you cheap and efficient bus & tube travel (Tip of the Day).

. . . . and to complete this frenzy of Spend! Spend! Spend! - dropped in to Prendas and bought an "Iron Man" shirt (amongst other things :-)

Monday, September 07, 2009

#296 Jazz 5

To celebrate our visit to Jazz expo in Barça I made this CD.
(I tried to make the image readable - but failed - however clicking on the list should bring it up in a new window)

#295 Caps off to Susan

Back at #280 I lamented the fact that Swobo in California wanted to charge more than $70 to ship a 15 buck cotton cap to Spain :-(

Little did I know that my friend Susan had taken pity on me and bought the cap and mailed it to me (US postage charge only $2.92). Hurray!

Trouble is, I now need a black cycling jersey to wear with the cap . . . . . .

Thursday, September 03, 2009

#294 Jazz in Barça

We spent three days driving a rental car from Cherbourg to Perpignan
Stayed one night chez Hobsons and one chez Wilkins on the way.
Dumped car at station and took two trains to Barça.
Stayed with Tom and went to nice exhibition of Jazz ephemera at the CCCB.