Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Thruxton race circuit

The absolute sunniest day of the year found us in Thruxton, where Brendon had the Lotus Exige experience with the ARDS test. Something must be seriously wrong with me, because I always thought cars are for driving from point A to point B. I guess Brendon thinks totally otherwise. There is something so touching to see him as he goes close to Ferraris and Formula Renaults with little twinkle in his eyes and he thinks he is in a perfect place talking to other twinkle eyed people. And what do they talk about? I have no idea, because they are numbers and 3 letters abbreviations in rapid succession. And corner taking theories... And flag colors... And speeding and racing and taking over the other guy in the Porsche and sliding and slipping and skipping and skidding. And going REAL FAST! And if you don't go real fast then it is not interesting at all. I wouldn't say it was the most interesting 7 hours of my life, because the race track is in the middle of nowhere on an airport field, and there is only so many pictures I can take of orange coloured witches hats, but to see Brendon happy worth so much more.

My honey is a certified race driver now! I am so proud of him. My nose and forehead got totally burnt.

The two Lotus in question

Ready to take the world

The small yellow is him


The favourite

This one is the artistic picture of the day

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunny weekend with Pogacsa

On Saturday we went to South London to see the Norman Rockwell exhibition. I always had this strange love and hate relationship towards his work, cos he is really good and funny, but he is also probably the person who ruined Santa Claus for the rest of the world. I mean he made a Parker pen commercial with Santa, how dare he... Among other creatively strange illustrations... On the way to the museum I got to see the Dulwich College, which is kinda interesting as I have just read a couple of days ago about that Sir Ernest Shackleton went to school there. Who is actually my personal hero. The whole journey with the Endurance and afterwards the way they got back to South Georgia and then rescued the others from the Elephant Island is a story to read.
Anyhow, after the exhibition we went back to Brentford and wanted to have dinner at the riverside, but the party was too big, so we only had gin&tonic. And then Brendon made fish for dinner and it was super good. It was so sunny whole day long lovely lovely.
Today wasn't so sunny, but I made pogacsa. It tasted better than looked, I think the heat was too high and the yeast was too little. And Brendon made good dinner again. My little cook.

College of Dulwich

Stripes and stripes

Gin and tonic

Tunnel vision

Riverside sun

Sun and sun