Last Saturday, the 11th day of the 11th month was my birthday.
Happy Birthday to me!
Not sure where the idea to dress in the style of Frida Kahlo came from but …….I trawled my wardrobe for florals……
…… found the right candles from Divine Excesss
and set off for a Palooza (new word – thank you Laurie!) of a weekend!
…. I left on Friday and stayed with my sister who lives in London. On Saturday we met up with my daughter, A who, thanks to her sister-in-law looking after her 3 little ones, was able to meet us for the day. Hurray! My niece was able to meet us as well! …. at the Battersea Art Centre, a truly amazing building full of quirky features and faded grandeur.
This is the mosaic floor that greets you in the entrance hall.
I just loved the faded flaking paint in the atmospheric corridors.
Joining in with the Daily Post today.
the perfect place for a Kahlo themed party don’t you think!
I loved the way we all entered into the silliness of it and my daughter even sported a rather amazing monobrow!
I didn’t go quite that far!
The Arts Centre has a restaurant which even had chilled Prosecco at the Bar and a most delicious Mexican style chicken and cous cous for lunch.
The grand staircase was the perfect setting for more photos
There were African crafts for sale in the hall, all adding to a sense of being transported somewhere else
we had time to try a few things on
and then my niece spotted the perfect setting for a photo of me and my sister
One of my favourite photos of the day
Later A found the caption to go with it:
“If you are not embarassing your children you are obviously not having enough fun”
A huge thank you to my lovely family for joining me in Kahlo-land and brightening up a grey November day, spreading sunshine and smiles as we all walked through SW London after lunch in full regalia. Our headgear promoted the most wonderful conversations and there was a little bubble of magic surrounding the whole day.
I hope to be able to tell you more about it soon …. it is taking me ages to sort through all the photos and for most of this week I have been looking after a poorly Little Bro (5) who has the most horrible cough, cold and temperature.
Itching to tell you about my visit to the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the most spectacularly arty tea London has to offer ….. not forgetting my perfect date for the whole weekend … ….
Must go now and administer Cough Mixture.