Friday, 29 October 2010

Birthday (part 1)

Yesterday was my birthday and my husband and I had a wonderful day in London. Firstly we visited the Wallace Collection which is an historic house with 25 galleries displaying French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain and world class armoury. I took loads of photos (because unlike in some places you are allowed to). Here are just a few...

Stunning examples of just some of the many pieces of 18th century Sevres porcelain in the house.

This is actually a work table!

This is taken from a tapestry and he really appeals to me as does my favourite picture in the house of a 'Strawberry Girl' by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

They have a lovely restaurant here too and for my pudding I had the biggest, creamiest most divine creme brulee I have ever tasted!

Do go if you are in London, it is well worth a visit and free admission.

We had booked seats for 'Jersey Boys', the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and it was brilliant.

After that we had a gorgeous meal in China Town, then home on the train. What a lovely day!


  1. Happy belated birthday! looks like you had a lovely day out & that pud looks delicious!


  2. Creme Brulee my all time favourite pud...sounds like you had a great day for your birthday (Part 1) looking forward to Part 2....
    Julie x

  3. Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a wonderful time, and that Creme Brulee looks divine!!
    Jo xx

  4. Happy Birthday sounds like you had a lovely day.

  5. I hope you had a really lovely birthday, it sounds like a great day out. What a collection of porcelain!

  6. It looks like you had a wonderful time! Happy belated birthday! There is nothing l like Creme Brulee, a show AND ogling beautiful things all on the same day! :-)

    Jem xXx

  7. So glad you had a lovely birthday Ruth. Me and you alike! I agree, that Creme Brulee is big, but well worth forcing down! x

  8. That creme brulee looks absolutley divine! I love the wallace collection its so decadent and I love china =D