Tuesday, 17 May 2016

across the universe

Not strictly across the universe, just across the city - but a good excuse for a great song - and a great view from Meersbrook Park a couple of Sundays ago on May Day.

An outing to see the Walled Garden in the corner of Meersbrook Park - which turned out to be amazing
Then evening found us wrapped up in coats, hats, scarves and gloves in the drafty but wonderful old Abbeydale Cinema for a packed house to watch West Side Story
so that was 'our day out' to herald May and great fun it was too

Friday, 6 May 2016

A day in the life

A crazy happy 24 hours the last weekend, starting with a wistful peek out of the Arts Tower
a dash to the station and a quick 2 hour whizz down to London.  First stop the Foundling Museum
The remarkable Thomas Corum
and the lovely Drawing on Childhood exhibition which was the brainchild of Lemn Sissay
 Checked into the (almost) brand new Hub by Premier Inn at Tower Bridge
Then a dash over to The Cut and a meal at the Young Vic cafe with Jane and Mike
before hot footing it to Morley College - loved these new mosaics of remarkable women around the walls
and inside we enjoyed a brilliant concert by the Morley Chamber Orchestra and much fun afterwards in the pub, before heading back to our Tower Bridge refuge and this amazing view from our room - London by night, indeed a wonderful sight.
But the 24 dash was not over, next it was breakfast at our favourite spot Albertini's, then steaming north on the train to arrive in Sheffield for lunch at Tamper Seller's Wheel.
Followed by a dash round more of the wonderful Art Sheffield installations
 found a lovely 'new to us' cafe where Depot Bakery used to be, at 156 Arundel Street - The Holt Cafe
and if you want to see Part 1 of our Art Sheffield tour the week before, read here.

You can fit a lot into a mere 24 hours . . . . .