Sunday, 10 August 2014

Plymouth: Day 2

Hello! I took an accidental blogging break there, but I'm trying not to make them too long these days. ;) But without further ado, onto more from Plymouth! On our second day there (and the first full day we spent in the city) we mainly mooched around the shops and attended the reception for Michael's sister's graduation.

The reception was held in Plymouth city's Guildhall - which was beautiful, as you can see above - and they'd provided a plethora of waiters bearing juices, Buck's fizz and canap├ęs to celebrate. Much more fancy than my graduation! It was certainly interesting to experience how a different place does things (not to mention taking full advantage of the free food/drink).

I guess this shiny purple building might not be to everyone's taste, but I personally love it! I also love the contrast of the beauty of new and old here; especially as modern buildings are so often made for function with no thought to aesthetics. It's nice to know we can still make lovely things if we try, and in special and interesting new ways.

That night we had dinner at The Glassblowing House and I decided to have a night off from taking pictures, which I sort of regretted! It was decorated beautifully and the food was absolutely delicious; all my three courses (The Glassblowing House bruschetta, Cajun spiced chicken breast burger and white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake) were spot on and very generously portioned. I definitely ended that night very happily full and would say it's a must-visit if you're ever in the area.

That's it from me for now, but more on Plymouth soon!

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