Sunday 15 October 2006

they look just like two gurus in drag.....

It only took me four years to persuade the lovely Yoko that I wasn't just some random psycho off the internet. It then took me all of about four minutes to prove that I am, in fact, some random psycho off the internet by choosing to adopt the "thumbs aloft" pose for the photo.

Hey ho.

Let me tell you, dear reader, that Yoko is every bit as charming as you might have imagined her to be, and more. We only spent a couple of hours together, but it felt as though we've known each other for years - which of course we have.

We do seem to have a magic obscuring effect on cameras though.

Oh, here's a nice one.

She's a treasure, and next time I'll make sure that we have more time for a proper chin-wag.

London was quite nice. The sheer volume of people starts to get on my nerves after a couple of days, but in small doses I quite enjoy it. The Modigliani exhibition in particular was really good. There were only four rooms of paintings in all, but it was the first major exhibition of his work in the UK for 40 years, and some of those painting are stunning.

I as particularly taken with the painting above - draped nude from c.1917. Bugger the Mona Lisa, if you ask me, the expression on this model's face is far more interesting. We have a couple of Modigliani prints around the house already, but I'm very keen to get a copy of this, I think. Sadly the Gallery shop wasn't able to help (they didn't even have a bloody postcard), but I'm sure t'internet will be able to come up trumps.

A good weekend though.

I'm dreading work tomorrow though. That can't be a good sign, can it?


Oh, and Yoko... that French bloke? I have no idea who he was, but I think he was reminding me of the guy who played Harry, the bald Jewish lawyer in Sex and the City - and I'm pretty sure that he wouldn't be in a cinema in Brixton pretending to be French.

Would he?

(and Mark - next time?)


  1. It's so fun when bloggers are able to meet up. You look like you both had a great time! And I agree, that print is wonderful.

  2. Wow, at least in one of those photos you can see our outlines! Hahah, the one on my camera is much much worse!

    Yes to next time with Mr. Reed, too, that would be top hole. :)

    I love that print, too, wow.

  3. I'm guessing that the naked lady painting straight after talking about what you want to do with Yoko in future is mere coincidence, and nothing Freudian, right? :)

  4. "Bugger the Mona Lisa"
    Now there's a thought...

  5. that's why she's smiling - I'll take you up on it next time!

  6. Is that chair chained down?
    What kind of an establishment did you agree to meet up in?!