I took the rare opportunity between meetings to walk along the Thames South Bank and although I've seen HMS President before, it always makes me smile.
Built in 1918 the ship originally HMS Saxifrage, was "camouflaged" by the artists Norman Wilkinson and Edward Wadsworth, the latter one of the vortist movement. The idea was to confuse rather than hide the ship, the graphic and modernistic forms will be instantly recognisable by anyone who studies art and design history, ironically described as modernist despite being 100 years old.
The modern recreation was carried out by Tobias Rehberger
We were away over Easter but returned to a nice surprise, Joseph had won a giant Easter egg in the local charity raffle.
It was an egg of serious proportions, which was delivered while he and Erica were away visiting grandma and granddad, so it was quite a while after Easter before it was time to crack the egg, and of course it required a hammer of equal proportions.