David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
David Brider
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That feels nice

I've just booked myself a ticket to go and see the Canaletto and his rivals exhibition at the National Gallery for this Saturday. Sarah said she wasn't desperately interested in going, so she's giving me permission to venture into the big city on my own. :o) Flippancy aside, it's the first time I've booked to go to an art gallery on my own (and only the second time in the fairly recent past that I've gone to an art gallery at all - the other one being the Constable exhibition a few years back). This makes me feel kind of like a grown-up adult, which despite being 41 I never properly feel like (I think of myself as something of a child at heart). But anyway, I'm really looking forward to it - I love what (admittedly little) I've seen of Canaletto's work - we've got a couple prints of his work, that used to belong to my grandmother, in our dining room; his Venetian landscapes manage to combine a sense of majesty with a calming, peaceful quality, IMHO.

I'll probably do a bit of geeky browser shopping before the exhibition. Haven't been to Forbidden Planet in yonks

Speaking of geekiness - I notice the Sun is reporting that Georgia Moffett and David Tennant have got engaged. I tend to treat the Sun with a bit of a pinch of salt, so I won't get properly excited until I've seen it confirmed in a couple of other places, but tentatively - good luck to them! May they be very very happy for a very very long time!

And the same goes for Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, who got married yesterday.
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