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Thursday, 15 March 2007

Free Things

I had a lovely day off on Monday - visiting the Tate Modern with friends. I have a year's travelcard for the Underground so getting there and back was free (well already paid for). We began at the crypt at St Paul's Cathedral. We were not paying to get into the main part of the Cathedral - but I had to visit the shop to get a book I need for an essay. This did involve an exchange of currency but as I have to come up with 5,000 words I really do need some resources that you just can't get at the local lending library. Sorry - are you bored yet?! Anyhow, we had a lovely coffee at Cafe 101 in the Salvation Army International HQ - great fairly traded and delicious coffee at a reasonable price (and my friend paid!).

Then the walk to the Tate- but oh dear - the footbridge was shut, so we hiked round via Blackfriars Bridge and finally went into the amazing building that is the Tate. 4 hours later we emerged having done full justice to the free exhibitions.

The best things about the day were: great company, beautiful sunshine, weird and wonderful (and weird again) modern art - none of these things involved retail therapy and I felt more fully human and alive by the end of the day.

So maybe, just maybe, the best things in life are free!

4 comments:

Anna D said...

Here's where I sound like a complete hippy...

Things I like that are free:
- sunshine
- mates & family
- facebook
- sleep
- walking
- church

and lots more I can't think of right now.

xxx

Michaela said...

What's a facebook? and do you knit muesli for fun?

Anna D said...

facebook is a networking website - www.facebook.com. It's a bit like myspace, but much more accessible and very handy for keeping in touch with friends.

I consider muesli knitting a sport. Just one I'm not very good at.
xxx

Lynne said...

What a lovely idea to list free things to enjoy. Makes me happy just thinking of them. Mine are:

- Family (though children and grandchildren are quite costly!)
- Friendship
- Work and work colleagues
- Museums, art galleries, parks, beaches, free lunchtime concerts in many London churches, walking along the Thames path, libraries
- sunshine
- cats (I don't have one but love them)
- faith in God

Mmmm - sure there's more too......