November happened in the blink of an eye, and December rushed at me unexpectedly. I feel unprepared for the last month of the decade!
The month started at an Eddie Izzard gig – the fifth tour I have seen of his (Circle, Sexie, Stripped, Force Majure and now Wunderbar). Honestly, if you don’t like Eddie, there won’t be much for you in his latest, and possibly final, show but I adored it. We had seats on the 7th row, so my idol was pretty much directly in front of me wearing an incredibly hot outfit. And an added bonus for Tim and I – we were sat just in front of Dawn French and Dame Judi Dench. Tim nearly lost his mind. The whole evening was a delight.
November was also the month I developed a short obsession with Absurd Bird’s Vegan Chckn tenders. I had them at both their Bath and Soho locations – I don’t have the best taste buds, but they taste exactly how chicken tenders should taste. Delicious.
We were in Bath for an overnight stay at Homewood – a beautiful country house hotel, restaurant, and spa. I do need to write a proper blog post about this, mostly because we had the most epic chandelier in our room which 100% deserves a separate post on its own.
I didn’t know anything about the artist Bridget Riley, but I saw mention of a Hayward Gallery exhibit on an It’s Nice That article and decided Tim and I had to go. Some of her prints made my eyesight go funny (and possibly led to Tim tripping up a number of steps) but I fell in love with her work. It’s on until January so go see if it you can.
Crafty Fox and ScandiMarket
I managed to get two markets done in one day at the end of November – the Scandimarket in Rotherhithe and Crafty Fox at The Department Store in Brixton.
The Scandimarket is a street market set up on between the Finnish and Norwegian Churches in Albion Street and is filled with amazing scandi food and crafts. It winds its way around both of the churches which were fun to go in, and I bought some incredble sourdough from the Bread Station.
We got the tube over to Brixton for a very warm Crafty Fox – I bought a beautiful ring from Tumble and Rose and I now want to cover my fingers with more of her beautiful work.