I just had the best day ever!
As a pre-birthday treat, I spent a wonderful day wandering around London. There was a couple of place and a couple of things I wanted to do. First stop, Ryantown
I am stood in the middle of the shop trying to pick my treasure. It was hard enough, picking just one thing, that I have to carry around all day and not break without the fact I wanted everything in there, but I get close to picking, narrowing it down to a sherry glass with a bird and says "I love what you hate" and a short list of 4 tiles, when the door opens and Rob Ryan himself walks in the door...
Gaz had asked would I recognise him? Uh yea! and I was a little star stuck! My brain instantly turned to noodles, couldn't pick, couldn't think anything except "omygod omygod" Then this tile just spoke to me...
Oh how I love it!
Bird, thread, small brains, inspirational... could it be more perfect!
There was one other, a sweet-yet-creepy note about stealing buttons from someone's shirt and sewing them on your own, which I see now may have summed up my slightly obsessive love and awe of his work...
So I maybe arrived in London an hour ago and there, already, great great day, could go home happy! But it just got better with...
*Lunch in the middle of Covent Garden Market while listening to Royal Opera House musicians
*A string monkey from Octopus
*Giant Jelly Baby topped Cupcakes
*the Japanese kawaii goodness of Artbox
*general wandering, lovely weather and good company :)
All resulting in a lovable stash of pre-birthday goodies and big smiles!
I think I could quite happily say I've had my birthday now and can miss the getting older next week...
Hope you had lovely weekends and half-weeks too!