Christmas @ Barbican

Last Sunday, Hubbie & I viewed The Hobbit at Cinema 1, Barbican Centre…


He wasn’t very keen on the idea initially – he didn’t like the first sequel very much but I managed to persuade him by serenading by his ear how good the review was in Time Out…


The film was great! It was definitely better than the previous one and watching it (nearly 3 hours long) was exhausting. My viewing experience could have been even more fabulous if 3-D glasses I was given were cleaner and comfortable. Oh well, you can’t have it all, can you?

After the film, we visited a Christmas fair in the foyer which we had to forego because we had to run to the box office for our tickets.


The fair was a small affair and the atmosphere was rather muted.
I guess the fair wasn’t very lively because there weren’t enough stalls and the items on sale was a little too sameish…


Still, I managed to excavate a couple of interesting looking stalls…


Her handmade jewellery, AvaRea17 Jewellery, were dainty and adorable. I thought any of her offerings would make a perfect stocking filler.

This stall by Amy Strike was exhibiting a collection of small ornaments, using books & fairy tales as inspiration…


I seriously considered buying one of those paper-made ornaments for my mother as she loved to decorate her place with pretty things. However, I abandoned the idea because they appeared too delicate & fragile to withstand a long journey to Japan in my suitcase.

In the end, I came home with a small necklace bought at Ava Rae…


Mr.B resembled a fox cub therefore it would be appropriate, I thought…

Kaori by Kaori Okumura

7 thoughts on “Christmas @ Barbican

  1. Love the necklace you bought. I didn’t know anything about this fair, I think maybe it wasn’t very well advertised. Thanks for the info, though, I might look into getting a stall next year.

  2. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed this second Hobbit movie. Like Paul I was not much impressed by the first one (could barely keep my eyes open lol). But M is a huge fan so we see all the movies, I’m looking more forward to the experience now!

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