Today I decided to have a day out. It’s been a busy couple of weeks at work even with the Christmas breaks in between. I was thinking of going to Oxford today anyway and then my guitar teacher mentioned that there was a Japanese exhibition on at the Ashmolean and so my plan was set in motion.
I went straight to Oxford this morning and had breakfast there and then went to the museum. There was another exhibition on about Edward Lear who did “The Owl and the Pussycat” poem so I bought the ticket for both.
I did like the nonsense work that Lear did but some of his landscape works were very interesting. Like this one of Jerusalem. (Linked from http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/lear/paintings/3.html).
The textiles exhibition was also very interesting with all of the intricate thread work and attention to detail.
I had a nice lunch at Byron ( http://www.byronhamburgers.com/news/the-chilli-burger-is-back/) and then did some shopping.
Tonight I watched Source Code (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/)
I had heard good things about it and I was hooked from minute one. All of the actors put in a great performance and especially Jake Gyllenhaal who I don’t always enjoy.