Follow the life of a recently retired teacher. The bucket lists have been written. How much can be achieved in the next 10 years - from the mundane (baking an edible cake) to the ridiculous (kayaking through the rain forest).
This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
V and A cafe
I don't seem able to visit a Museum without going to the cafe for a welcome sit down and a cup of tea. Here at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the cafe is situated in the original Morris, Gamble and Poynter rooms. Henry Cole who designed the Museum wanted to use contemporary artists to design the refreshment rooms and chose the best with William Morris being one of the most famous designers of the Victorian period. The three interlinking rooms are striking in their design and certainly give you something to look at as you enjoy your food and drink.
The Poynter Room was originally called the grill room as food was grilled in view of the guests in the space beneath the stained glass window.
(I wonder if these photos ring any bells with Stewart M from Paying Ready Attention as it was here that I met his wonderful family last Summer.)
Even the tiles in the toilet area are interesting.