went to see Paterson at the barbican cinema, what a lovely cinema it is and if you are a member of the barbican, you get special early viewings like the one we saw this morning – i actually bought my friend maria a membership at the barbican for a birthday present – which i know that she enjoys.  i bought my son a museum association pass, which was also a success – i actually bought this for his xmas present, but as the website doesn’t allow you to choose the date to start, it commenced the day that I bought it online, it was silly not to give it to him earlier.  this amazing pass gets you free entry into lots of museums, including the tate and the british museum.  there is a reduction for students.

i did like the film, although a little slow, it was a gentle story about love and the everyday;  Paterson is a bus driver, who coincidentally lives in a town called Paterson and is a budding poet – he notices and listens to everything and writes about them in his notebook in all his breaks.  nothing much happens, but its beautifully shot.  my husband did note that i was quite like the female character with all my mad crazes of learning and creativity – i actually found her a little irritating – hmm, maybe i ought to not be so enthusiastically creative, at least i dont have an obsession with black and white……

we took a walk around the barbican – one of my favourite places in london – i finally got to walk around the conservatory garden,  quite like a mini Eden or Kew conservatory,  however you do have to book in advance for afternoon tea.  how lucky we are to have so many wonderful free things to do in london.



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