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!


Melissa said...

Wow you lucky thing, that looks amazing. I would love to go to Belgium one day...
Just noticed you are doing Graphic Design at uni, hows it going? I am almost finished my second year - so much work! I have spent many overnights at uni!
I would love to see some of your work. I have posted a bit of photography on my blog and I'm gonna do another post in a couple of days.
Have been reading your blog for ages and love it :)

PeachykeenCheeks said...

Melissa - It was fantastic, you should go! Yess, I am, it's stressful & so much work to do this year, I'm in my 2nd & it's crazy compared to last year! I started a blog for my current uni project (it's how we're getting marked, pretty amazing!) it's only got some of my work on though.

thanks so much hun, that means a lot =) I wish I could post like I used to, it's jst so hard work work & uni!

ostwestwind said...

Great post, nice to meet you, it was really great!

Ulrike @K├╝chenlatein

Sarah said...

Gorgeous photos- Belgium is amazinggggg!!!!! I went to Bruges when I was overseas earlier this year, and even though it was a quite little town it was still so cute! You are so lucky having to win a trip there WOW!!!
P.S. Love your hair :)

Isabella said...


I'm from Belgium :-)
I'm so pleased you liked it here, you should definitely visit Antwerp they have amazing shops their.


Anonymous said...

0_0 wow so interesting... your pics look amazing! it seems you really had a good time ;)
Hope you enjoyed your trip!!
Have a great day!!

Blovet Beauty said...

I like ur hair!! u look so cute with lighter hair


Belguim is beautiful!! I went to Ypres and bruges this time last year and fell in love with the place! x

3ate4 said...

I love your hair, it's looking great!
I've just started my last year in my graphics and illustration degree and I can't believe how much work I have to do already! without meaning to scare you :p haha but if you really go for it this year, I think it'll seem a lot easier next year :)

Doma-Nikki said...

Looks like you had fun, i wanna gooo :o)

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