Are we moving?

At Seven Stories in Newcastle, MuMu and Lox are on show in the Drawing Words Exhibition. They have finally found a re-use for the glass elevator exhibit left over from that Roald Dahl exhibition. It reminds me of the page in the book where they catch a lift up to the observation deck of the tall building. Lauren Child took the picture and sent it to me. She’s very thoughtful.

Photo: L. Child.

Photo: L. Child.

Paper doesn’t grow on trees...

William’s drawing knows no boundaries. His swirling scenes depict armies and attacks and glorious victories, layered in vivid colors. We have to keep adding sheets of paper to satisfy his story. One day the war will be completely over and so will the rainforests.

I don’t know where to start.

I don’t know where to start.

There’s an ink shortage you know.

There’s an ink shortage you know.

William’s drawing at a museum…

William’s drawing explains what was on his mind after walking around the army museum for half an hour. I admired the cafe’s wooden tables and wondered where I could get one. We had a good day.

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French lettering gets better with age…

I don’t know if the letters sat on a baseline when this was sewn or not, but it sure looks good now. Like the standard is blowing in the wind. It was taken from the battlefield at Waterloo by the Royal North British Dragoons (later known as the Royal Scots Greys). The red and blue has long since faded.

As seen at the National Army Museum, Chelsea.

As seen at the National Army Museum, Chelsea.

The Algerian Coffee Stores queue…

The Algerian Coffee Stores in Soho is a good place if you need to find some coffee. I noticed that one of the more pricey blends is from Queensland (Australia). I usually go for something far less exotic, like an Italian brand. I like to buy a coffee at the little stand at the side of the shop.

Espresso lane at the coffee counter.

Espresso lane at the coffee counter.