Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012: Week 5

This weekend, while we were kicking around Mayfair (as you do, obviously), we went to the Gagosian Gallery in Mayfair to see the Damian Hirst show. It is one of 11 being held worldwide. In fact, if you can get your act together, visit all 11 shows (verified, obviously), you'll get your very own signed Damian Hirst. Since we possess neither the millions nor the frequent flier miles necessary to succeed at this, we'll just satisfy ourselves by maybe going to the two shows here.

(If you do want your own Damian Hirst, better get your skates on. The shows all end on 18 February.)

Friday, January 27, 2012

2012: Week 4

Thing Two made this dragon to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon at Art Club. He says, "It is 99.98 percent green."

Friday, January 20, 2012

2012: Week 3

The tasteful decorations we employ annually for our Yankee Swap Party, acquired at the Yankee Swap 2008 party. (We also use them for World Cup parties, every four years).

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012: Week 2

This is the crown and the charm Thing 2 found in this year's King Cake. The King Cake-- as we call it-- is a French traditional cake eaten to celebrate Epiphany. There's all sorts of fun traditions associated with the cake, including making the youngest person sit under the table and decide who gets what piece. You'd better believe we're going to make Thing 2 sit under the table forevermore and do that job. The person who finds the charm is crowned King (or Queen) of the day and gets to keep the charm. We also decided that person would get a year of good luck. Who wouldn't want that?

This year, it took us two days to get through the cake, which is puff pastry with a frangipane filling. Yum.   This is the first time since 2002 we've done it, when our friend brought us a King Cake direct from Paris) We were delighted, too, but the special dated charm that Paul included in the cake. You'd better believe we're going back in 2013 to get the next charm in the series.

The picture is this week's offering for the Guardian's Flickr 52 weeks project using Instagram.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy 2012! 2012: Week 1

This was the first picture I put into the Guardian's Flickr group, 2012: 52 weeks. I'm going to try to put up all the photos I'm contributing. If nothing else, it'll help me keep this blog going in a pretty easy way. 

If you want to see the whole Flickr group, go here

(I took this photo with Instagram, my favourite photo app.)

Happy 2012!