Artist in residence

Spoons in Cereal – this is my latest work of art. I was considering entering it for the Turner Prize, but sadly the Big M washed up the spoons and bowl… Never mind. Plenty more where that came from.

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Wilfred Lautrec

We’ve been painting this afternoon. I donned my arty smock (which is coordinated with the floor) tasted the paint to ensure it was good enough for the paper and used a potato to create a beautiful work of art.

  
I’m expecting a call from The Tate Modern any minute now.

Soap star

Behind Oxford Street’s John Lewis within Cavendish Square, sits a new sculpture, made entirely out of soap. An installation, relevantly sponsored by Lush, and created by Meekyoung Shin sees the previously unoccupied plinth inhabited by a beautifully carved horse and rider. The soap obviously gets washed away and eroded by the elements and omits a soapy fragrance across the square. Bubblicious, I say. What a great idea. Excellent clean fun.

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Rule breaking!

Last night I had the auspicious honour of staying at the Cavalry and Guards Club on Piccadilly. Typically children aren’t allowed but because I’m soooo charming I managed a free pass.

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What an amazing place! It rivals any five star hotel.

Given my fledgling appreciation for art, the paintings and objet d’art are incredible – from a huge silver candelabra through to enormous oils on canvas. It really has an opulent elegance of days gone by. In fact Edward VII was known to spend a great deal of time in the Cavalry Club premises in the 1920s and 1930s, when he was Prince of Wales. I really could become accustomed to such a place!

A big thank you to my godfather for arranging my stay.

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Hidden Gems London

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Having a bit of a disaster today. I missed the train I was supposed to be on by 1 minute, so found myself cooling my heals for an hour in Waterloo. We decided to go for a wander and happened across some beautiful mosaics in a back alley near Lambeth North.

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It’s amazing what you can find in London. So many hidden gems. I look forward to discovering more!

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Art Attack

Yesterday I apparently spent a pleasant morning strolling the august corridors of the National Gallery in good company amongst Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Stubbs etc. I say apparently as The Big M and D stupidly coincided the visit with my nap. Luckily, even when dozing pram-cam was on hand to capture the moment! Here I am with Hans Holbein the Younger’s The Ambassadors masterpiece. Personally I think the perspective of the pushchair is off, but what can I do, my parents are amateurs!

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Now I was awake for a visit to the cafe. The Peyton and Byrne team were really friendly. The cakes were apparently delicious. I’m still too young for cake, but I did enjoy a carrot and tomato rice cake. Allegedly it was just as good as the sticky chocolate gateau, but I’m not convinced. The nice lady at the till gave me a ‘high-five’. I’m not sure what one is but I reckon it’s pretty cool.

The gallery was a good place to visit with the pushchair as there were loads of lifts, nice wide corridors, lovely clean baby changing facilities and its free, meaning I still have enough pocket money for Farley’s Rusks. Winner!