My weekend began with giving to Jeff a very heartily welcome on Saturday morning. He arrived around 9:30 in the morning after travelling for 20 something hours. I saw him on my doorstep wearing just some jeans and a t-shirt, tanned and smiling! My heart just melted. I couldn’t believe though that he came all the way from the airport in just a t-shirt in a rainy cold London! We don’t have a hear wave here as in Cape Town.
He brought me a very cute ‘Simpsons’ t-shirt (I have a gazillion different t-shirts and I want more), a great white shark’s fossil tooth to wear as a pendant (that was awesome) and a liqueur he bought in Paris while waiting for his transit flight.
We didn’t do much on Saturday apart from walking around in the local shops and visiting a bank where I had to sort something out. We spent all afternoon and evening cuddling, watching movies and ordering pizzas in.
Sunday was different though. We woke up renewed and ready to do things.
I managed to donate two bags of clothes to charity that I prepared after coming back from Greece. I want to sort more things out and donate though. I want to go once more through my wardrobe and drawers and find stuff I don’t need / want / use anymore. We’ve decided with my housemate to do the same with kitchenware that we have in abundance and don’t use.
We also went to ‘Tate Modern’. There is an amazing exhibition we want to see with Gauguin’s work. It’s in its final week (we left it for last minute). Unfortunately we didn’t manage to get in since the tickets sold were for entry 3.5 hours later and we couldn’t wait. I’ll book tickets online and we will go later this week. We went through the permanent exhibition though and we did have a nice time. We’ve decided to go to more museums and exhibitions this year and we said that we’ll try not to leave it for the last minute, although I can’t really see that happening.
The view from a Tate Modern's window
Anyway, our evening ended with ‘The King’s Speech’. My expectations were really high since all this people said amazing stuff about it. Fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed. The plot is a little bit predictable and slow at some cases but overall the movie is amazing. I loved the direction, photography and of course the way the actors played. All three of them, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush were excellent. Firth really deserves his Academy Award nomination and the award if he gets it. I was also pleasantly surprised that my local cinema was packed with people when normally is not very popular. I like it when good movies are actually recognised…