Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me . . . . . . . . . . . .
Today the weather was true to last Friday’s forecast. It promised it would be raining all day and raining is what we got. Luckily we had re-scheduled our weekend plans accordingly and so today’s entertainment was to be the “British design 1948 – 2012” exhibition at the V & A museum in Kensington.
Due to it being Easter Monday and pi$$ing down with rain, South Kensington station and all of the museums close by were heaving as the world, his wife and family looked for indoor entertainment. Luckily most (not all) of the screaming kids were taken to the Science or Natural History museums and not the V & A. The design exhibition was a bit pricey but enjoyable none the less, showing a lot of connections that existed between various iconic designs and how a lot of designs that we thought were fresh when they were introduced to us were actually based on ideas from years before.
Having survived the melee at the V & A we moved on to Leicester Square in search of a birthday lunch in a Chinese restaurant. We decided on Gerrard Corner at the top of Gerrard street. Excellent food but the sesame prawn toasts were not up to the same standard as the Melur Malasian on Edgeware road last Friday night.
We returned to the boat having purchased some cakes from a Chinese baker for my birthday tea. Paddington basin is very windy tonight with quite high waves lapping against the hull and rocking the boat about as if we were at sea.