Tuesday, 20 May 2014


Yesterday I headed off to Fournier Street - probably my favourite street in London - where there is a tiny exhibition of Angie Lewin prints (until Saturday) in the studio behind this lovely Georgian house. And eventually the penny dropped that I was chatting to Angie Lewin herself who is staying over the shop. (I'm going to have to treat myself one day. To one of her prints. And to a weekend in Spitalfields.)
When I ventured down the stairs - go carefully! - I discovered that the kitchen had been converted into a little tearoom since my last visit. I didn't indulge because I'd already treated myself to one of the best Eccles cakes in London just around the corner.
Plan A was to head on to Tate Modern to see Matisse, but I realised I'd left it a bit late so instead I strolled down to Brick Lane, bought my favourite yogurt here, admired the street art - I'm always thrilled when I come across one of Roa's animals because I never remember quite where they are - walked as far as the church they use in Rev - I've never been inside - then sat for a while with my book by the Arnold Circus bandstand.
When I got home, it took me a while mentally to defrock Rev and accept him as Dylan Thomas.

9 comments:

Lucille said...

I'm coming back to this to chase up all your links. They will all be worth it.

Nick said...

Hi, Mary. I am a big fan of Angie Lewin's. How great that you were able to meet her. I just purchased a pair of her 'Dandelion' cushion covers from Ancient Industries. Thanks for your great blog. I always look forward to reading it.

mary said...

It's probably my favourite part of London for just ambling about, Lucille.

Thank you, Nick. How kind. They had some lovely cushion covers there the other day, I was sorely tempted. Trouble is, I like all of them.

Cosy Books said...

The rooms above the shop are gorgeous but I would be afraid of never wanting to leave once my bags were unpacked!

mary said...

Me too, Darlene.

Vintage Reading said...

Another wonderful London post!

By the way, are you going to the Southbank Centre to see Lorrie Moore next week?

mary said...

I've never read any Lorrie Moore, Nicola. Recommended?

Toffeeapple said...

You go to such wonderful places and see marvellous things,thank you for taking the time to share them, it is appreciated. x

mary said...

Thank you, Toffeeapple! As you know, I love London - there's always something new to see!