So like I said, we went to London and took a lovely stroll Thames and passed this second hand book stall. Rows and rows of books ....
we then reached the Tate Modern and spent a good couple of hours looking through some of my favourite pieces of art. I have been here a million times but still never get bored of it.
And I certainly didn't get bored of what was to follow the gallery ..... an ice cold ginger beer! Bliss!
I am defiantly a country lass however a trip to the city does you soul the world of good.
After our trip in Central London we then went back to Brixton where we were staying and went to the indoor market and I enjoyed browsing through all the beautiful vintage shops and lovely little cafes.
We had a lovely steak and Dime Bar Cheesecake. To simply die for!
Then it was back to our friends to get merry over some wine and Jagermeister!
I didn't seem to get as merry as some so was up slightly early which gave me a great opportunity window to get some hookin' time in. I'm not sure you'll be able to guess what I'm making here but I'll keep you guessing .... this is for another time!
The tip concluded with the most wonderful afternoon. A trip to the Farmer's Market for a delightful browse at all the lovely produce.
God I could just die and go to heaven when I have cheese!
Now this picture is special because of two things. Both of which are utterly interesting.
You will instantly be drawn to the marble brownie and cheesecake swirl with cherry's. I would have sold everything I owned to have tried this. But luckily I didn't have to. It was somewhat heaven. The most chocolaty, creamiest, tangiest little mouthfuls of delight I may possibly have ever had.
Secondly ... see the hands? They are not just any hands. They are the fair hands of my friend David. Famous hands. Hand model Hands. Aren't they just lovely! I wouldn't expect you to recognise them but I'm sure you will have all seen them during the adverts of Corrie ... on the Barclay's Advert.
We then headed of the Royal Festival Hall to listen to the Philharmonic Orchestra reciting The Planet's by Holst.
It was the most amazing experience. The first half was a lecture about The Planets and was backed up with sections played by the orchestra. It was the most amazing journey through each of the pieces and was explained in such a way that made you really appreciate it.
During the interval we stood on the balcony and gazed at the most amazing views down the river Thames. The skies were electric!
Big Ben was in the distance, in all it's glory.
Me and Craig then went in to wait for the second half which consisted of a full recital of The Planets. It was awesome. So special and all the time we were reminded of famous quotations from the symphony.
I will end the blog with my favourite bit from the whole event .... its a real treat .... please listen!
The show ended at 5pm and our train was at 5:45 so it was a hop, skip and a jump to the tube and then Euston .... very muggy and heavy weather made this 45 minutes unbearable ... but once we sat down on the train I was relived that I had some music and hooking to get me through the next two hours! Simply Blissful!
So that was last weekend .... albeit a little late.
This week has been uber busy at work. But not too busy to finish of a project and start a new one .... keep watching for more details.
Finally I'd like to thank Amanda at Crafty in the Med for the following award.
The one rule is I have to pass this on to 3 - 5 blogs I enjoy. So I am going to award it to .......
Each blogs have their own unique charm, but are all so inspiring! I urge you to take a look!
And one one final note, indulge your ears with this beauty .... my favourite - and you will soooooooo know the last bit!