I know you think this is a sketchbook blog - however I do entertain serious aspirations to being asked to sketch meals anywhere you care to mention! (see Foodie Drawings and my sketches of Interior Landscapes on my portfolio website)
|Chocolate Brownie and Chocolate Chip Muffin at the Kensington Palace Café|
8" x 10", pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine Sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
We did the Kings State Apartments in the morning and the Queens State Apartments and Victoria Revealed in the afternoon. My only real criticism is that the method of telling you what you're looking at is very much geared up to those with good eye-sight which I found disappointing. Methinks Lucy Worsley needs a rethink on this one! However the Palace makes up for this by having some excellent room guides. If you'rte not familiar with the background to the Kensington Palace and which members of the Royal Family have lived at the Palace, this is
After our visit to Hampton Court Palace, where the cafe was seriously below par, we weren't too hopeful about lunch today. However the new Cafe is really excellent - great furniture, lovely food and well lit. Plus the food is great! We had lunch - and "he who must not be bored while I sketch" had to wait until I'd sketched his muffin before he could eat!. Then having found out great the muffin was we had a tea break in the afternoon - and I seriously over indulged by trying out the Chocolate Chip Muffin as well - and I have to say it's by far the best chocolate muffin I've ever eaten in London!
Next summer a new part of the Palace will open to the public. This will tell the story of the Modern Royals - Princess Margaret, Diana Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.