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Some things get better with age (one of those things is not hummus, trust me on that one, and *insert the sicky face emoji here*). I last visited the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow on a school trip way back when, and it was a little crummy. However, we gave it over a decade and two house moves for it to mature, and it's a had one hell of a makeover. And it's amazing.

As Morris' teenage home, there's no better place to give homage to the development of his love for print and the arts. Obviously there's a little chunk about him growing up in Walthamstow/Woodford (with an interactive map, which prompts you to look for where you live, duh), but I really enjoyed the room which recreated his workshop, with rolls of wallpaper hung from the ceiling. Upstairs things are dedicated to his love affair with printing books and his socialist beliefs, along with a couple of temporary exhibitions. As we exited through the gift shop (and the café's fwis opportunity), I picked up Jazmine's Christmas present, and had a wander through the grounds, now Lloyd Park. I know it tends to be areas like Richmond and Hampstead to receive the good rep for pockets of green in London, but I will always be an advocate of areas a little further East.

Of course, I had to bring along my Barbour Morris print jacket, which felt just as at home here as it did back at Kelmscott Manor. Because a) theme, and b) I've been living in it since October, so was pretty difficult to remove from my back.

Hope you've all been having a good week so far - and, even if it's been crap, it's less than three weeks until the new year and a new start!

12 comments:

  1. Ah this house is high on my list of things to visit - I keep meaning to arrange a day, especially as it's so near to my house!
    Sophie
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  2. I remember learning about Morris back in school! Love his work. And oh my gosh, so in love with that jacket. It's gorgeous!!

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  3. You are so adorable. This gallery looks beaaautiful. I must visit! x

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  4. GORGEOUS pictures as always, love the William Morris print on the jacket.x

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  5. i absolutely love this place! (and your jacket looks beauuuuutiful!) x

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  6. This sounds like so much fun!

    Maria xxx

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