An Urban Adventure..

IMG_0090 Yesterday I met up with the lovely Kaori from Twist and Turn for a Mystery Tour around London..IMG_0089 We started in the atmospheric Borough Market.  A foodie and visual delight, particularly at Christmas..

IMG_0087 IMG_0092 IMG_0093 IMG_0094 IMG_0056 Then we headed towards London Bridge and the Thames, past the Shard – Kaori thinks the Shard looks just like Sauron’s Tower from Lord of the Rings. She’s not wrong! looks almost unreal next to the traditional Georgian houses.

IMG_0055Just passed London Bridge is the Peter Layton Glassblowing Studio and Gallery.  A warm (particularly given the freezing wind) and wonderful place where you can watch the artists at work as well as buy their work.  (Go this week and there’s mince pies and mulled cider as well!) When the kids can be trusted I will be buying one of their exquisite baubles, they look like suspended bubbles of glimmering oil…covetable.

IMG_2704 Their work ranges from Huge installations to delicate pieces of jewellery,  including an artist specialising in sea glass.

IMG_2702They also offer hands-on experience days to have a go yourself.

Check the website for more details.

IMG_2703We did more..we headed on to the Design Museum..but I’ll leave that for another day!

Laters, Kate x


  1. jackiemallon

    You have such a great eye! But you’re just trying to make your other blogends (blogging friends) jealous that they weren’t there as you and ‘Bestie’ went swinging handbags all over South London. Harrrumph!