A likely meetup in London (and the exhibition that started it all)

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#1 Nov 1st, 2014, 02:34
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Today I found this.

It's a future exhibition that will be held in London's Victoria and Albert Museum Sept 2015 - Jan 2016.

I foolishly misread the dates and thought I'd go see it this December when I'm in London. Then I realised that it's not until 2015 - but if I don't post it here now I'll forget about it...

So if you're in London - get this written in your diary, it looks pretty interesting.

Links below - there's an ongoing blog on the website too about how the exhibition is being set up / organised.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibit...he-exhibition/
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Great stuff Fing! So the V&A are having an India Season? Should be good, and there's also that rather nice caff

Thanks for mentioning it!
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Time to start planning the London meetup!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Time to start planning the London meetup!
Hahaha, it'll take a year to get one organised won't it!!
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I will organise the bestest one to date, only if Nick-H attends!
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Excellent, if we start planning it from now, I will join in.
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Ha! Why in winter?

I might come, too. Provided VishVa takes us all to that country house, his fully-stocked bar in tow.
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A Hot-House Flower indeed

That's very nice, but it is September to January that I have a problem with.

Here I am, indoors in London, in November 2008. That's a thick fleece jacket, a heavy corduroy shirt, a thermal fleece vest under it, and probably at least one more layer under that. So damned cold I was forced to strangle the cat ...

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And I have not been out of a tropical climate since 2009.




(No cats were injured in the making of that photograph. Willow is still alive and around 30 years old!)
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Vishva's country house is nowhere near London!

It would be one pretty amazing IM meet if everybody came wouldn't it.

Nick you'd be fine. I'll have you marching all over the city sight seeing and shopping and visiting small cafes and pubs that you won't notice the cold.

Knowing my luck if I planned it then I'd be the one who couldn't turn up to my own organised meet.
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I'm afraid that cold is something that I always notice --- and anything below 20C is cold.

Having lived in London for thirty years, I have limited appetite for the sights apart from John Lewis and Liberty!

Well, I do like to see the zoo. And the V&A is an old favourite I'm happy to see again .
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Originally Posted by ViShVa View Post I will organise the bestest one to date, only if Nick-H attends!
Errrrrr when I eventually figure out which country I'm gonna be living in then we should start planning Vish - you can be my helper since you live there

Nick, we could have the meet in first couple weeks December and have hot chocolates at the German markets..... that'd keep you warm. PLUS Christmas lights and shopping to entice you..... am I tempting you yet?? You can bring Mrs Nick and send her away shopping with your credit card, she'd love it! Avoid those damn kids half term holidays (too expensive).
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Seems like the preparation for kind of alphabet-game.meeting. Could start with
Aga (as they say its pretty warm around it, Nick)
Bar (fully stocked but we could still bring in our bottle local specialities and check out the duty free rules)
C (citytrip with a countryhouse?)
E (exhibition, a serious and educational reason to join)
F (food, a wonderful thought to get all the foodies at one place)
G (gathering of IM's)
...

After seeing all these inspirational fabrics, the ladies have to check out some shops while the men, freed from this duty, will happily prepare the dishes (with Nick close to the aga). Sounds like a win-win situation.

and yes I would join too
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I'm afraid that cold is something that I always notice --- and anything below 20C is cold.
The exhibition starts already on 26. September so they are maybe some (few) warmer opportunities/days
Or I could bring you some warmer stuff from the swiss alps
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Originally Posted by EkCoffee View Post Seems like the preparation for kind of alphabet-game.meeting. Could start with
Aga (as they say its pretty warm around it, Nick)
Bar (fully stocked but we could still bring in our bottle local specialities and check out the duty free rules)
C (citytrip with a countryhouse?)
E (exhibition, a serious and educational reason to join)
F (food, a wonderful thought to get all the foodies at one place)
G (gathering of IM's)
...

H Hot kitchen. Hot food. Hot women (is that enough to entice Nick?)




This thread has gone in a few hours from an exhibition at a museum to a country house weekend!
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I = incredibly intellectual discussions, fuelled by interesting Indian itineraries...
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