Walking along Hastings Street, very near the waterfront and rather poshy side of town, I stumbled upon a Tea Shop, selling tea, and tea pots, and it seemed to me to be a sign….. so I bought one of these filter tea jug things (like they have in Tyneside Cinema Cafe) which I have wanted for ages. It was on offer and came with 4oz English Breakfast leaves mixed with Earl Grey leaves and I felt I deserved it after a long, sweaty bus ride from my meeting with an organisation that works with people with dementia on the other side of town. Aaaaaaah.
….and the answer to the quiz- Art A and Art B were paintings and collages done by older people with dementia, the other three were all Douglas Coupland- including the Legoland which is the right way up. (nothing by children- trick question) Thanks to those who replied. I might just have to go back for another look because it was so packed when I went (free admission) and I really want another look at the framed Penquin Book covers with collage /words like Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Tonight I’m off to Fox Cabaret where there is an Indian Summer Festival called 5×15 which is five ‘brilliant thinkers’ talking for fifteen minutes. including
- Iranian – America author Reza Aslan
- Haida Nation Visual Artist Michael Yahgulanaas
- author Zarga Nawaz
- storyteller Ivan Coyote
- playwright and dancer Anita Majumdar.
I suppose I’ll have had enough city culture by the time I go from here to Vancouver Island on Sunday, but right now I’m making the most of it.