So I've been unemployed for a week. I have had a good clear out of wardrobe and drawers that has needed doing for absolutely ages. I feel cleansed and rather pleased with myself that I didn't revert to lazing in bed all day. Also started tackling the garden/jungle. Anyone would think I live here on my own, although in all honesty I might as well do. Unless it can be done on the computer, or in the computer room, the shadowy presence that resides here in this house won't do it!
So yesterday I saw a former work colleague for a spot of lunch. Neither of us know what we want to do as a next career move, I only know I don't want to go back to finance! So we decided, that whilst we were thinking hard about our future, we should probably use our newly found time to great advantage... yes we are going on holiday. I love art and architecture, so we're off to see the works of Gaudi in Barcelona. I say we're off, we need to find a hotel and decide when we're going, but the plan is in motion!
As I was eating I was amused to find that my cutlery had the word Utopia stencilled on it. I couldn't stop laughing, Tom Burke had been in an episode of the great TV series Utopia! Can I find a connection to him through everything? Well I suppose if you try hard enough you can find a connection to anything if you want it to!
Today I have gone to visit a colleague who I sat opposite to. She collects teddy bears. Not your run of the mill children's bears, artist bears. These things cost hundreds. She used to bring a different bear into work everyday. Some people would laugh at her for doing it, but she never appeared to care, and it never stopped her bringing a bear in. Good for her I say. Funny how I actually miss seeing the bears! Anyway, today I was to meet all of the bears in their home.
Oh my God it was amazing! It was like entering a different world. Everything is arranged so beautifully. Thought has been given to placing bears of the same colour palette together. Bears have their own furniture to sit on, I was astounded. I know it sounds as though she is bonkers, but seriously, it could be opened as a bear museum it has been done so professionally, with proper thought and consideration to making sure everything looks as though it should be there. I particularly loved the Teddy Bear Picnic. Bears sat on a rug with a miniature tea set, and the tiniest packets of Walkers crisps for them to eat. These things were smaller than a postage stamp, yet you could still read what flavour each packet was. It was just brilliant!
I would post pictures, but this is her home, and not for me to share.