I wanted to get away, go somewhere, I had a few places in mind, but not a chance of affording even the cheapest travel overseas to anywhere such as Denmark or Amsterdam, both of which were enticing me to go and visit.
Instead, the most I can afford is a visit to my sister's down in Saxmundham. She moved there a while ago, so it's the first time I've been to visit and see her new kittens.
This last week, my eldest son went to his friend's and never came home. He says he wants to move out. Which I'm strongly trying to convince him not to do at this point. If he does, I will lose support for him, and I will have to move to a smaller place. I can't afford to move right now, he would be much better off staying at home for another year - I did try to explain to him that if he does well enough to go to University, and decides to study here, he'd have less costs living at home, as he won't have to pay to live in halls. He can always hang out with his mates there, so he won't miss out.
I'm treating his kamikaze attempt to fly the nest as a brief hangout round his mates, and went to get away for a day or two.
It was a horrible, rainy day, but we went to the beach despite the weather, and to Snape Maltings.
It's the perfect accompaniment to the book I read on the train home - "Orkney" by Amy Sackville.
We passed the House In The Clouds
As the fine art and illustration staff at the University of Lincoln move into the all new AAD faculty building on Brayford campus, I feel somewhat lucky to have been able to have come up with the concept for Cloudbusting having been educated at the top of Steep Hill, an experience future freshers will miss out on.
|Benjamin Britten at Snape Maltings|
|grey, misty, rainy weather|
According to Brett, snozcumbers from The BFG. In Sarah Lucas' world that means the BFG had 2..... OMG! Here, you can use the Sewell sampler to construct a critique of this piece.
|Lego Hero Jack Covill Lowndes from Wainfleet|
|we wondered if this was a part of the art work|
I was drawn to the Sarah Lucas sculpture, it immediately reminds me of The Haywain, but also of Granny's collection of shire horses and carts that she has in her house. I'm guessing this was the original reference, made to resemble an ornament, to a much larger scale. The BFG's mantlepiece.
Here, you can use Sewell Sampler 2, as well as the original above, to critique this piece.