Day 270 ~ A night at the Tate and a chilled out weekend
March 23, 2015
On Thursday MrS and I went to a private viewing at Tate Britain. We went specifically to see the Salt and Silver Exhibition : Early Photography from 1840 (yes 1840!) to 1860. Salt prints are the first photographs on paper that still exist today. They are the result of discovering the chemical capacity to "fix a shadow" on light-sensitive paper coated in silver salts. Things like this always amaze me. I mean, I had no idea that photos of the American Civil War even existed. We are all familiar with those Victorian forced portraits where the poor buggers had to remain still for ages but these photos had an amazing clarity and you could see where photographers had begun to understand light and depth of field. Amazing. If you have any interest in photography, or the technicalities of it, you should try and go.
On Saturday we had the exciting task of booking our honeymoon. We actually would have been having this holiday anyway but we've appropriated it as our honeymoon now. Well, why not? We took a Ninja trip to Bluewater, to visit Kuoni and over a coffee (MrS) and a glass of fizz(me, natch) we booked two weeks in the sun in September. An antidote to this endless gloomy weather we seem to be having. Although at 174 days, it feels like a lifetime away. But then I said that when we booked out trip to NYC and that's now less than 6 weeks away!
Last night we went to Tamasha - an amazing Indian restaurant in Bromley. The food was fantastic as were the cocktails. They are (in)famous for their own amazing special coffee... coffee flambéed with Cognac, Kirsch and Cointreau and served in caramelized glasses
Spiced Apple Cocktail
Tamasha Special Coffee being prepared...
and their *cough* interesting art in the toilets...
Not quite so fantastic was Uber - again. This is the third time we've been let down by them in as many attempts to use them. I would honestly NOT recommend them to anyone. After MrS spent five minutes giving our driver directions to one of the main roads in Bromley the driver failed to even turn up, hot on the heels of the driver who collected us in Blackheath last week, whom we also had to direct. They might be cheaper, but only if they bother to turn up.
MrS is away all week again this week so we just mooched around with the dog and in the garden today.
I have company in the form of MissSNo1 this time though, who is home from Uni on Easter break. And only two weeks to Norfolk :)