Using a much-needed dentist appointment as my excuse, I spent yet another weekend at my parent's house, which in fact turned out to be one of the nicest home-visits I've had in a long time.
With the freedom of a car, on Friday we headed over to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Set in Bretton Country Park, this is a lovely place to while away an autumn day, wandering amongst work by some of the biggest names in sculpting, with a suprisingly beautiful backdrop of the West Yorkshire countryside. It felt quite naughty to spend a weekday doing something that slow and unnecessary, and I needed half an hour to really relax and accept that study could wait. But the weather was perfect; a mix of bright sun, blustering winds and spattering rain, which created exciting light and shadow effects on the sculptures.
There is a lot of work by Henry Moore at the park, and I was especially excited to see a sculpture by Anthony Gormley, which was incredibly eerie looking over us from high up on a tree stump. I can't say that sculpture is something that really moves me; it takes something really special for me to really appreciate it, but One and Other does just that, it was captivating!
And of course, time was taken to reflect on the artwork in the café. Yorkshire parkin - yummm!
I will update on Saturday's activities at a later date! Night night :-)