Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Aren't they gorgeous?
Thankyou Anne! They are lovely!
And the reason for goodies flying in both directions? (see Anne's blog for pics of the scarf I made for her) It was Anne's birthday yesterday, and it will be mine on Saturday, so this was a joint birthday treat.
We had a smashing time at the Golden Banana (Firstsite Art Gallery), once we found a parking spot in town. Glory, the car park was full to bursting today. :-) It took all Anne's expertise, (and the loan of a shoehorn) to get her car into the only space we could find.
The current exhibition at the gallery has the themes of food and bodies running through it, and some sections were inspired by a book called Wild Food. All the fresh veg scattered about was certainly making me feel hungry! :-) Good job we were there to eat as well!
So we had a whale of a time discussing the art, trying to bribe one of the staff into letting us buy some of the pics for peanuts seeing as it was our birthdays (he could not be swayed, unfortunately), and speculating about the placement of certain items, and their possible uses in a kitchen (and elsewhere). Still curious about that leather strap and buckle ensemble, Anne! *grin*
Then we made our way to the Musa Cafe, and had a very tasty, and not too calorific lunch. Weren't we good! :-) We both had baked potatoes, and the toppings were in pots on the side, rather than on the top, plus the coleslaw and side salads are actually tasty, not just a bit of sad lettuce and a slice of tomato. Everything about the place is arty, even the food and the bathrooms!
Much as I'd have loved to continue our afternoon, a broken central heating boiler was calling Anne home, so we headed back to the car park, where (thankfully) large gaps had opened up, so we wouldn't be needing the tin opener I borrowed from the Cafe to get us back out of the parking spot.
I hope it won't be too long before we get the chance to meet-up again. :-)
Enjoy Halloween! I'm off to prepare the local virgin for tonights sacrifice!
TRICK OR TREAT!!!