A few weeks ago in the midst of all the chaos of work, childcare, chores, meetings and life in general, I had a rare moment, one that doesn't come along that often, a me day. F was at my parents house for a sleep over, Paul was abroad on business and I decided to clear the diary and jump on a train to London to just hang out.
Well it just so happened that the lovely people over at Chestertons who are in partnership with the RA, thought I might like to visit the Anselm Kiefer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts and they were not wrong.
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Now I know to some of you reading this, heading to the busiest city in the UK for some down time doesn't like sound like the best idea, but when I lived in London every now and again I would take a holiday from work and have a me day.
I would stroll along South Bank, see an exhibition, catch a film, eat out and best of all I would clutch a coffee, sit and people watch. With no commitments, no one please and no need to rush, I would revel in these days off from the real world and feel happy to just be.
I bought a beautiful book of postcards from the exhibition and admired this rather lovely faceted tray by Claudia Raimondo for Alessi before heading back outside. Afterwards I took my time to wander round London, pop into one of my favourite stores and enjoyed a cupcake or two before meeting a friend for a glass of bubbly.
All in all it was a great day spent at some of my favourite haunts and discovering some new ones, and I even got a lie in the next day! I'd love to hear what you would do if you had a day to yourself?
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*This post is in collaboration with Chestertons