Sunny weekends in London

Yesterday (Sunday) Paul and I wandered around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens with Kara and Cheryl. We checked out the current exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery (films and photos by Luke Fowler) which was interesting. Below are Paul and Kara outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens.
Paul outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens
Kara in Kensington Gardens
The photos below are from the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens.
Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens
Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens
On Sunday of the previous weekend we went to Victoria Park where we spent hours sitting around in the sun, eating and drinking and talking to friends. We also wandered around the park a bit – it’s a really large and lovely park. We have been having glorious weather with lots of sun.

Last weekend was a long weekend, so on Monday we went to the Tate Modern with Kara and went to the Roni Horn exhibition (it didn’t do a whole lot for me), and we looked at some other art including an installation they have that you can climb on/over. It was really popular. There was a performance at 5 where they got 1000 people together and they all screamed at once but we just missed it (we were in a cafe)! I did get interviewed about it by CNN reporters and apparently it was on SBS news in Australia through the week and three people I know saw it! Outside the gallery was a whole lot of stuff going on that was The House of Fairy Tales (see photos below). There were heaps of kids’ activities with lots of story telling and performances.
the House of Fairy Tales at the Tate Modern
House of Fairy Tales at Tate Modern
On Tuesday night last week I went to a London Feminist Freethinkers meeting (a secular/atheist feminist group). It was an interesting discussion group but it got off-topic a lot. Not sure if I’ll go to the next one. I might.

On Thursday night Paul and I went to see Coraline in 3D (based on a Neil Gaiman novel and by Henry Sellick of The Nightmare Before Christmas fame). It was really good (for a kids film). The only time I’d seen 3D film before now was at Warner Brothers Movie World (on the Gold Coast!) in 1992. It was a short film with excerpts from lots of films and in 3D. I read somewhere that the new Harry Potter film is coming out in Imax and 3D. I might have to go see that! I saw the latest trailer and got very excited about it.

2 Responses to Sunny weekends in London

  1. janettee says:

    oh it’s hard to beat sunny days! it’s nice to see you in a singlet and with some sunlight. so many of my UK peeps were getting down about the grey cold days but now everyone is happy again!! hey are you working? do you have any plans for the rest of the year yet? will you be in brissy for monee and dave’s new arrival (assuming that takes place in brissy…!)

  2. zinegeek says:

    Hey Nettie! We are moving back to Brisbane in August! So, should be there for Mon and Dave’s little arrival (which will be taking place in brissy).

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