Sunday, 31 January 2010

Un Prophete

Went to see this film the other day which is not at all my normal choice of genre but I really enjoyed it....anyone who loves crime films (or not!) should go and see this as it is being advertised as 'the greatest crime film ever made'. Just to warn....it is very long...over 2 1/2 hours, but didn't drag for me. There is a good review here but it does give quite a lot away!

Estorick Collection


Went to an interesting exhibition with my dad this week at the Estorick Gallery, in Highbury and Islington. It was called On the Move and was showing different ways movement had been depicted in photography, painting and sculpture. Free for students so you should try and go! One thing that particularly caught my eye, was a tiny picture from one of Busby Berkeley's musicals which has inspired me to a project about them. This is from Footlight Parade.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Life in an English Village

We had a lovely morning round the charity shops looking for LPs with interesting covers and books with lovely illustrations. We were delighted to find in the Amnesty Bookshop a  rare first edition ( 1949)  of "Life in an English Village". It has sixteen original colour lithographs by Edward Bawden and numerous black and white drawings of teapots, staffordshire dogs, corn dollies and basketware. A delight as you can see.










Friday, 8 January 2010

More snow


Every day is so beautiful at the moment. 

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Winter Wonderland



We have now had a white landscape for at least 2 weeks with lots more snow in the past few days. Combined with blue skies and school holidays it has felt exhilarating because we haven't had to drive anywhere and have enjoyed long walks around Jesmond and Gosforth.




Even pets have been venturing out.






The Lambton Worm at the allotment site. Too cold to prune the Autumn raspberries today.



Sledging on the town moor until dark.