Today it was my partners birthday so after having a full english (I'm so going to miss having a real breakfast once christmas is over) we decided to have a venture out and went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a day out together. It was actually my idea to go, because james is quite indecisive I carefully played this so I could go see the rob ryan exhibition which Becca had told me about at the YSP. having sampled some of his cards in london a couple of weeks ago the exhibition was no let down, his work is so romanticised and with great attention to detail which is a trait I think I often carry in my work. Sporting many of his hand-cut words ranging from a few hundred to eight thousand pounds there was also lots of merchandise items such as books, ceramics and stationary. Of course I had to step by the gift shop just to have a good mooch and I spoke to one of the assistants whom directed my to the shop's buyer of the YSP which I can speak to about selling some of the cards I am making for Valentines day which I am going to start making soon. For the rest of the day however we had a walk around the park which was completely covered in ice and the lake itself was from edge to edge encased in ice strong enough to support my weight, after we had to warm up and went home for homemade birthday cake and tea. What a perfect day.