Two wonderful high school friends of Bryan’s happened to be visiting this weekend, and not even together. It made for a fun weekend of going out and eating good food and me watching everyone drink. We even braved the ridiculous Saturday Borough Market crowds and forced everyone to have a chorizo sandwich.
We stopped by the Tate Modern and admired the sheer magnitude of Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds 2010. Proof that if you can dream it, you can make it into modern art.
But it’s hard to escape the news all weekend about the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and we just generally share the sadness with many others around the world and of course the desire to do something.
We are supposed to go to Japan with friends for part of Golden Week at the end of April, timed not accidentally with four Bank Holidays here in the UK. I suppose our trip is in limbo, and all the while the news ratchets up here at home about the Royal Wedding at the end of April. So now I am just busy scheming how to at least go somewhere and in the meantime rent out our flat to some Wedding tourists, and get rich quick. Come on, you know you want come and be a part of history. The NY Times Travel section has lots of good tips for you.
If you can’t make it to London to debate in person who got the better end of the deal in this particular union, you can still stay busy at home learning to knit the below. I have already purchased some Will & Kate tea towels and that’s just the beginning for me.