Friday, 24 February 2012

Some people have all the luck

Phil and Caroline to be exact. They are, or at least up until this point, have been regulars at Spin, the art group I go to every month in Edinburgh. Last night was their very last Spin night as both of them have traded in their jobs in IT at a well known High Street bank to go and teach English as a foreign language in Venice and anywhere else in Italy that they can reach from there. Who wouldn't jump at the chance to change their lives if they could, and in Venice too... lucky buggers.

And so it was, after a visit to the Anna Barriball exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery (which was great and I urge you to get to see it if you can) we went for a goodbye dinner at The Dogs in Hanover Street. A lovely evening was had and although I had to leave around 10.30 as I had an early start to go and chair an all day meeting today, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Phil and Caroline will be missed, but of course it also means it will be a great meet-up when Spin eventually heads back to Venice for another Biennale at some point next year or the year after. They have been warned to stock up on the Prosecco. That Spin lot mean serious business, especially if Prosecco's involved!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words! Just two more days in Edinburgh before we leave, and then we fly out on Sunday. Hope we'll see you next year with Spin, cheers, Phil