Many New Zealanders travel to London as part of their OE. 

My girls made their own trip in a cardboard box to take part in a collaborative exhibition of textile art. 

Curated by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden as part of the prestigious Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace 16 New Zealand artists joined forces to present 'Art Textiles from Aotearoa'  an exhibition of unique concepts with a diverse execution. 

My son went and it has to be said in his earlier years he was a bit scathing of some of my artwork. With free tickets and an unknown expectation he contacted me from on the other side of the world. "Mum, I don't think you realise how big this is. There is so much here, so much to see, so many people. I keep racing back to the stand and tell all the people looking at your work, "My Mum did that." 

Have I made it yet? In his mind, yes.