Monday, March 10, 2008

Weekend doing

Marvelling at Alexander Rodchenko at the Hayward...



Giggling with Juan Muñoz at the Tate Modern...



Lunching on a cheese and ham toastie for M and steak pie with mushy peas for me at the Hayward's new terrific Concrete café... Browsing rugs, furniture and camcorders on Tottenham Court Road... Dining on kimchi, fried chilli chicken, deep-fried oysters and dolsot bibimbap at Bi Won on Coptic Street... Being both captivated and appalled by Woody Allen's neglected masterpiece Interiors on DVD... Savouring pears poached in a vanilla syrup and served with fresh raspberries, prepared by M... Flicking through back issues of Living ETC and Elle Decoration dreaming of each and every room in our new house... Breakfasting on clean-tasting Portuguese goat's cheese brought back by M from Lisbon... Finishing Don DeLillo's cinematic debut novel Americana and starting Natsume Soseki's The Tower Of London... Burning my tongue on the lime and chilli pickle that accompanied our lunch of samosas and dahi bora... Shamelessly being sucked into the irrepressively lighthearted and saccharine Pollyanna DVD with Hayley Mills... Sorting through, binning and filing away several months' worth of paperwork, from banking to work... Shortlisting removal and cleaning companies... Dining on homemade Hungarian goulash and potato salad with M and his sister, followed by blood oranges, passionfruit and dark cherry chocolate while perusing the cookbooks, as my sister-in-law is also a big foodie.


6 comments:

closetconfessions said...

hey we were at Bi Won on Friday! We kept giggling about the "deep fried soft crap" - there was a typo in the menu.

so grown up, no?

childwoman said...

I love the way you write. I love the way you look at things. I love the way you handle things. I love the way you live. And I so so so love the way you describe food, receipes and your enthusiasm is contagious. I learn so much here. And then I later brag about it to others!! I had never heard about blood oranges before. Like they say, everyday you learn something new.. :)

Bombay Beauty said...

I really liked the the Munoz exhibit at The Tate. It started slowly, but really ended with some great pieces.

I admire your tireless energy, nearly at 30 weeks!

A combination I like is chocolate with marmalade, ideally blood orange marmalade. Nothing else is needed. I love blood orange juice - less acidic - so hard to get in the US but here available at your local Waitrose. This might well be a more civilized country!

BB

Planethalder said...

Broom - hilarious, I have to look out for that typo next time I'm there! BTW, we nearly went there on Friday too, but work over-ran for both of us so we settled for fish and chips at home.

Childwoman - thank you.

BB - do you spread the marmalade on the chocolate or dip the chocolate into it? Very intrigued.

Olivia said...

Oooh, love things in dahi! Like wada or even spicy boondi or puffy crunchy mini puris. Mmmm.

Munoz's sculptures creep me out!

Enjoy the rest of your week, stay safe and warm.

Bombay Beauty said...

Indeed, it was more dipping - wedges of chocolate next to marmalade... BB