Let's go to Cornwall I said,
to see the Laura Knight exhibition
'In the Open Air'.
Let's not drive.
We'll go by the midnight Cornish Riviera Express to Penzance.
We can 'sleep' in teeny tiny bunks,
and be brushing our teeth in Truro tomorrow.
When we get there we could choose whether to be
doused by torrential rain
or deluged by towering waves in the open air.
Better still, we could go on a four hour open top
bus ride to Land's End and experience both
in a breath snatching gale.
St Ives isn't far by train.
We can have lunch at the Porthminster Beach Cafe
which is dry and indoors
and then we can go to the Hepworth Museum
which is dryish and beautifully arranged.
Admire the restrained succulent and cactus displays,
both preferring to be indoors.
And finally to the Tate to see the best way to