Christmas morning started with a glass of champagne and a goat cheese/walnut salad while looking over Deventer. Then we proceeded to explore the city. I haven’t been in Deventer as much as you’d expect, seeing as my family owns a farm only a couple of miles away from the city. On this Christmas day walking through Deventer felt like walking through an abandoned city. The small streets I only recognize filled with people due to the Dickens Festijn that takes place there every year now deserted. Still very beautiful.
I’ve just returned from a trip to London and I miss the city already. Oh what I’d give to live in London for a couple of months and be one of the slightly hipster-y people living in Shoreditch. I even kind of love the London underground, although I could do without the rush hour trains sans ventilation.
The first day started with a visit to the Malevich and Polke exhibitions in Tate Modern. I didn’t know much about Polke, but the exhibition was a pleasant suprise and I loved it all and Malevich was great as always. Modern art is probably my favourite form of (painted) art, that combined with the beautiful area and building Tate is in makes it one of my favourite museums. The rest of the day we spend walking around in Central London (visiting Hamleys and Liberty is a probably much recommended tourist activity but so worth it!), Soho and around Covent Garden.