Hove Museum has a diverse range of exhibitions, small, well curated and attention grabbing...the most recent one the collection of illustrator Chris McEwan - Robot Invasion was great inspiration for a grey Sunday...
Traditionally, spring begins on St Valentine's Day (February 14th), the day on which birds chose their mates. In parts of Sussex Valentines Day was called 'the Birds' Wedding Day'.
There are many other traditions and superstitions associated with romance activities on Valentine's day including:
the first man an unmarried woman saw on 14th February would be her future husband;
if the names of all a girl's suitors were written on paper and wrapped in clay and the clay put into water, the piece that rose to the surface first would contain the name of her husband-to-be.
if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a rich person.
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week.
In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"
Had a trip out to the fabulous De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill to see the Andy Warhol exhibition.
we love these shoes.. 'untitled'-1959 by Andy Warhol
(difficult to take pics so above is courtesy of google) Great to see the real pieces in the flesh. The Chairman Mao series is an array of rich colour-not shown very well here I'm afraid but the green is actually a deep grass green and the pink a lovely soft coral hmmm...!