Christmas @ Barbican

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

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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…

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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.

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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…

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

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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…

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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…

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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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