Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Day off adventure

Here are two intrepid explorers, feeling a little the worse for wear as we waited damply for the train home this afternoon. We don't get coinciding days off very frequently and I had dropped a few hints about spending the day together ... so we did. In the spirit of adventure we got on the first train that arrived and landed in Oxford, where we had pie and mash for lunch in the covered market, spent some time perusing the extensive poetry section in Blackwells and then called at the Museum of the History of Science and visited the 'Pleasures and Sorrows of Work' exhibition, based around a book by the same name by Alain de Botton:

"An exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, the book beautifully evokes what people get up to all day - and night - to make the frenzied contemporary world function."

There is also an interesting video here where he talks about his book. All round very interesting and I would highly recommend it if you happen to be in the area.
If you pop over to Dunk's Blog there are other, slightly more 'arty farty' photos from our trip:-)


  1. that's a creative way of introducing some unpredictability into your life! sounds like fun!

  2. Intriguing...
    and love the photo, haha!

  3. Aww. Makes me want to go out and do something with Al. :-)

  4. I wrote about that de Botton book a while back (here). He even popped in to comment...


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