The world's my Oyster(card) - at the V&A

This month is the first time in thirty years that I don't have a season ticket, I guess that means I'm no longer a commuter!  However, not having a season ticket doesn't mean I'm not going into town and now I'm reliant on my pay-as-you-go Oystercard and this website has become my new best friend, along with the fact that you can request TfL send you a monthly "statement" of your journeys. 

Yesterday I had a couple of appointments in town, one a lunchtime near Bond Street and the other for dinner near Borough Market... so I treated myself to an afternoon at the V&A museum.

Without planning a route in advance, I found myself in the Korea rooms and was fascinated by these foam balls where "the artist experiments with colour and form to explore how they evoke atmosphere, movement and weightlessness" - they're just classics. 

Perhaps a Korean outfit for a Valentine dinner?  Maybe I'd be a little overdressed...  And Somehow I always end up in the Contemporary glass section and somewhere near this coloured stack of glass

Clearly I also visited the cafe and devoured a fantastic scone and a pot of tea before wandering through the shop for a browse. In the end it was more than that and I left with a new notebook (you can never have too many...) and one of each of the fat quarters pictured below, so now I'll need a plan to use those too. 

And no visit to the V&A is complete without some gazing in awe and admiration at the large sculptures hanging in the entrance halls. 

Unfortunately this was only a short visit, but I love it here and there's so much to see. I'm hoping to spend a few more hours here and at many of London's other fine museums and galleries over the next few months, so watch this space...