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London, baby

Like the wonderful mummy she is, Momma P treated me to a jaunt to London. I capitalised (see what I did there?…) and popped down a few days early and managed to fit in seeing some of my very favourite people (shout out to Ashley and Jack; Katie, Hannah, Rach and Kimmelman; Jack and Wes; and finally Pidg), as well as cramming in some shopping (silk shirts from Uniqlo, anyone?), lots of walking (more than 20 miles in 3 days. No exaggeration!), and lots of yummy food.

Once Momma P arrived 48 hours later, we geeked out and ‘did’ the new Ancient Egypt, mummy exhibition at the British Museum – fascinating, really well curated and presented – a definite thumbs up from us; followed immediately by the Wedding Dress exhibition at the V&A – also brilliantly curated with the highlight for me being Kate Moss’ incredible Galliano gown.

Then, with two pairs of very very tired feet, we caught the train back to York. Here’s until next time!

 

The BEST pancakes with maple syrup and streaky bacon at Gail's Kitchen

The BEST pancakes with maple syrup and streaky bacon at Gail’s Kitchen

Blueberry and Elderflower Fizz

Blueberry and Elderflower Fizz

Tasted so much better than it looked - a sort of chocolate ganache on a biscuit base with hazelnuts on the side.

Tasted so much better than it looked – a sort of chocolate ganache on a biscuit base with hazelnuts on the side.

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This amazing old fashioned art supply shop just a stone's throw from the British Museum

This amazing old fashioned art supply shop just a stone’s throw from the British Museum

Aren't the pigments amazing?

Aren’t the pigments amazing?

I love a good window display

I love a good window display

The Wedding Dress exhibition, here we come!

The Wedding Dress exhibition, here we come!

But first, Disobedient Objects exhibition

But first, Disobedient Objects exhibition

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Ahahaha. A classic.

Ahahaha. A classic.

A good one for the collection

A good one for the collection

Amen

Amen

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But, of course

But, of course

Now for the dresses...

Now for the dresses…

Gwen Stefani's ombre pink dress, with a very spangly number in front

Gwen Stefani’s ombre pink dress, with a very spangly number in front

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Kate Moss' dress by Galliano

Kate Moss’ dress by Galliano

It was my favourite - can you tell.

It was my favourite – can you tell?

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I die. So much love for the sparkles.

I die. So much love for the sparkles.

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2 thoughts on “London, baby

  1. I was lucky enough to see the Wedding Dress exhibition last year here in Perth as it was on tour from the V & A – absolutely stunning dresses my friends and I had a great day out there! They must have had incredibly small waists in the 1930’s and 40’s though! You’ve got some lovely photos! I also bought the exhibition book as a memento 🙂

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