Sunday, 13 February 2011

Valentines day -1....

....Kelly and I decided to do this today, so we could have a day together, rather than a rushed evening on the Monday. We started the day with breakfast at the newly opened Railroad in Hackney.

A wonderful Moroccan eggs dish and sausage sandwich, washed down with Square Mile coffee from homemade earthenware mugs.
(Just like dad used to make!)

We then cycled up to the Museum of Everything, on it's final day of it's third installment.

This time, Sir Peter Blake was given the reins to fill the space with his collected ephemera. Everything from assemblies of Punch and Judy, the mesmerising embroideries of self-taught tapestrist Ted Willcox to the Victorian animal empire of Sussex legend Walter Potter.

It was a fascinating peak in to a weird and wonderful world of collected artifacts. We cycled home, just beating the rain, to relax before heading out for a Sunday roast at the Kenton. A great feed in a lovely pub and the apple crumble was a winner.

Once home again, we settled in with the BAFTAs on the telly, (The King's Speech winning everything, yawn!), making it a wonderful day. Happy Valentines!

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