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The London Logs: Stratford Swan Hits London

The Author By Kelly Hayes-Raitt | August 13th, 2012 | Comments No Comments

Today, I reconnected with Verity, the woman I met on Stratford-Upon-Avon’s walking tour. She just returned from Nairobi, where she visited the orphanage she’s been supporting. Verity lived in London and has plenty of friends, so I was delighted she had time to get together. We met at Somerset House to take advantage of the Courtauld Gallery’s free day (www.Courtauld.ac.uk). 100_0235.jpg The collection is free on Mondays before 2:00pm. It’s an incredible gallery with a lovely Impressionist collection. They allow photos! The building is a work of art, as well.100_0240.jpg
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I particularly loved this painting by Degas. He painted it during WWI and paid the model with food. She was so hungry she ate the meat raw on the spot.100_0236.jpg

Verity invited two of her friends to join us for tea – both women who had also served in the United Nation’s food programme. We had tea and lunch at Somerset, then Verity and I wandered into a pub for happy hour that stretched into several hours of happy. She’s heading back to Barbados next week and I hope we stay in touch!
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