I do get it sometimes and don’t really like it. To avid it I try to do something fun at the end of Sunday, it usually works.
Yesterday we went to the farmers market and got a great deal on basil, a massive bag for 2 quid since it was the end of the day. It needed to be processed very fast to avid wilting and after a brief deliberation I decided to make a copious amount of pesto. Since then I’ve been adding it to everything.
First meal was chickpeas with pesto dressing, tomatoes and French sourdough.
Followed by pasta pesto with buffalo mozzarella for dinner. Next is couscous with pesto dressing and veg for lunch. And I still have half of it left in the fridge.
In the late afternoon we decided to hop on the bikes and go to Tate Britain. We felt pretty confident we could do two exhibitions in 1.5h.
First was Classified, a selection of works by contemporary British artists. For the first time I saw The Great Bear – Simon Patterson’s spin on the London Tube Map. The same room had Mark Dion’s wonderful cabinet of items and objects, all found near the Tate on the Thames Bankside. Another room had some paintings by Gillian Carnegie, it’s so refreshing to see paintings. There are also some works by Damien Hirst including the Pharmacy. The last room has got a selection of tribal sculptures with heavy references to McDonald’s by The Chapman Brothers. The exhibition reminded me of a show from a couple of years ago when Tate did a retrospective of the Turner Prize winners. Overall, a selection of very good works, well worth a visit.
We spent way too much time at Classified and had 10 minutes to see the Richard Long show, it wasn’t enough. I had a look at some of the pictures and installations but was chased out of the gallery so will have to go back soon.
One of the best things I ever got was the Tate membership, we can go to all the exhibitions for free and skip the queues!
Back at home we indulged in Seinfeld marathon, must be my favorite comedy show.