V&A

Last April I had the great pleasure of popping by the V&A with some friends. I really like the museum. This time I focused on their Fashion exhibition because I’m writing two historical romances (both set in different periods of the 19th Century) and I wanted to take detailed pictures of some of the gowns they have there.
I took some pictures for reference and bought their book on the subject. I highly recommend it to all interested in the history of fashion from this time period. The photos are very good, the text is helpful and the whole book is a joy to peruse.

Here are some of my photos (for more go here):

Tobias

To you this might look like an ugly photo because one can see the trash bin at the back of my building but to me it’s the vision I saw last Sunday when we took Tobias to the vet, hoping he would be okay but knowing he was already half gone.
The vet confirmed, his body was shutting down.
Degenerative kidney disease, most probably… We were treating him for kidney failure but by Sunday morning he could no longer stand or walk on his own.

So we took him to the vet, and she was nice, and the room was clean and big, and the sun was shinning in all it’s glory, and the small breeze on the street was warm and smelled of flowers. And when I took him from our home in his box, lying on his favourite wool blanket, down the stairs of the apartment building, I didn’t see the big black trash bin. Just the sun shinning on those pink flowers.

He will be always in our hearts.

The Grand Budapest Hotel [2014]

The Grand Budapest Hotel Poster
Saturday we went to the movies and because my brother-in-law mentioned it, I suggested we go see The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson.
Wes Anderson is one of those directors that always makes beautiful movies. Unfortunately, they fail to entertain me sometimes. (Didn’t really like Moonrise Kingdom… Meh!)

But The Grand Budapest Hotel was super fun!

I loved the structure of the movie, the writing, the performances, the sets, the colours… Everything really.
Whimsical as always, Wes Anderson delivered a simple story about loyalty and love without being sappy or dull. Quirky and delicious!