Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friends of Glass Beligum trip

As you will have seen in an older post I took part in #challengeglass on twitter which was all to do with glass & recycling. Well along with a few other people I won a trip to Belgium! So here come a lot of photographs to show you how truly amazing it was!

The day started extremely early, that clock says 6.45am not pm!! Ohhh yes, early it was but very exciting.

We jumped on the eurostar which takes less time to get to Belgium than the train from Newcastle to London! Crazy.

After arriving & going to the airport to pick up some other winners we went to a shopping centre where Friends of Glass had a pop-up shop fulllll of amazing glass bottles. Here's Natalie & me.

They also had an entertainment area where a man juggled with glass, unfortunately we missed it while we were having the lushest lunch & many glasses of wine.

Glass blowing was next! We watched Guy make champagne glasses, which was really relaxing & slightly hypnotising. We all made our own christmas baubles... this one above broke =( so I made a super tiny one so it wouldn't break!

Natalie, me & Milla

Dinner next! The restaurant was fab, it was an all you could eat, but the ingredients were all raw, you then took it to the bar where they'd throw it all into a wok & cook it. Yum! More wine & then some Belgium beer at a few bars afterwards, were Nat, Francesco & I got very drunk with some lovely Belgium...ers? We then (Nat & I) in true English style got cheesy chips & headed back to the hotel for a well needed sleep.

Sunday was spent exploring Lueven, having yummy, yummy pasta & more wine! Then home time, I was very, verrry tired by the time I got home, but it was so worth it. I had such an amazing time & want to say a massive thank you to Friends of Glass & the girls at 1000 heads, you're bloody amazing!