I was 50 yesterday, which still feels really unreal. It sounds sooo old. Still, what better excuse for a day out? I went to London to meet two dear friends for lunch. I could only grab them for an hour or so as they were working, but we had a lovely time chatting with a glass of wine in the Cafe Delauney on the Aldwych. Then I took myself off to the Kaffe Fassett exhibition at the London Fashion and Textile Museum. This is a small but really beautiful collection of paintings, quilts and knitted designs.
I had a lovely hour wandering through the rooms, soaking up the explosion of colours.
If I'm honest, I am not too keen on very tightly designed quilts, I can appreciate the skill involved but they don't do much for me. These, however, are a different matter because the colours used are so amazing. I also loved Kaffe Fassett's still life paintings.
Ginger jars by Kaffe Fassett
A lovely painting of jelly moulds.
After my tour I sat down with a welcome cup of tea in the museum cafe....
before heading home to celebrate with the family.
I'm going to be having a party in July, once all the boys' exams are over.
Fifty isn't so bad...:)