20 September 2011

Back in the Land of the Living

Gosh, I've been away a while. Sorry. There just didn't seem to be much of excitement to post about. Everything was good, just everything was normal...just day to day....

Now I am just back from 10 days holiday - 3 days in London and a week in Arles in Provence in the south of France...in beautiful blue skied countryside. Unfortunately I left my camera at my parents so can't upload any photos at the moment - that will have to wait.

So what of other excitement......another trip to London already planned for next spring. This time to spend a night in an amazing place....an architecturally designed space on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank, overlooking the River Thames, between the London Eye and the Tate Modern. A space that will only be there for 365 days....2012....where only 2 people a night can stay...some nights are available for members of the public to book and other nights are reserved for artists and musicians to make what they will of the space and the experience.

A Room for London.....

Developed by Living Architecture, a social enterprise that aims to enable people to experience world class architecture, they have asked architects to design holiday accommodation, around the UK that people can rent for holidays. Try the Shingle House in Kent, or the Balancing Barn in Suffolk or the Dune House in Suffolk.....soon to be joined by the Long House in Norfolk and for one year only A Room for London.  A Room for London is designed to look like a boat that has been washed up on the shore, perched as it is, high above the South Bank on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.






With views like this nearby I am looking forward to this adventure.....

4 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Oh you lucky girl! That looks like an amazing adventure. Well, just being in London is always amazing to me. It will be so fun to read your posts when the time comes!

Bethany Hissong said...

Aaaaah, it's almost painful that I don't live across the pond now!! I want to visit these places so badly!!! There is nothing that compares in the States to the beautiful architecture of the UK! Glad you had a great trip!

ibb said...

Lucky girl! Looking for blue skies of Provence...

Anne Marie said...

Hey girl! How was summer? Did you get some sun over at your place or almost just rain like here? Thank you for coming by and seeing how things were doing even if I was absent. Looking forward to catch up this fall! :-)

By the way, I am a curious cat: How's the evolution of your house going?