Sunday, 17 February 2013
My February posts are as random as can be. Never mind... life is gradually resuming a rhythm and at least I'm managing to post. Last week was a welcome break for me as I went to stay with my daughter's family in London for a few days. I had plenty of lovely grandma-time, noticing again how quickly my granddaughter is changing, growing and developing. Frequent visits are essential so I don't miss anything... E is crawling all over the place with determination now. She's also really beginning to enjoy being read to, which is a delight for me.
We saw an exhibition in the Hayward Gallery: "Light Show" - a series of sculptures and installations that use light in different ways. It was fascinating and quite engaging for a child too. I especially enjoyed watching E crawling around Carlos Cruz-Diez's installation "Chromosaturation", delighting in the wide expanse of smooth floor and exploring the different coloured lights, an exercise in colour perception for all ages.
My daughter and I also treated ourselves to a night out at the theatre, to see "Midnight Tango", a celebration of the dance, starring Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, my favourite dancers from BBC TVs 'Strictly Come Dancing'. It was a great show for deaf old me - no dialogue to miss! I thoroughly enjoyed it - great music, a simple but engaging storyline and all that fabulous, elegant, sensual tango. Wonderful!
London by night still has the power to excite. Theatre-land round Leicester Square was thronged with people, ablaze with lights and created a sense of anticipation for the evening ahead. My iPhone did a creditable job on it.