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As I was saying in Friday’s post, on Thursday evening we went to the amazing Durham Lumiere Festival. I think it’s fair to say that as much as I love Durham, the city we’ve made home, not a great deal goes on in the city. We have the Cathedral (which was used in the filming of Harry Potter movies) and castle, but I’ve always felt that the city could be more vibrant. Lumiere brings so much buzz into the city and really shows off how beautiful it is. If you aren’t familiar with the festival, it’s basically an art event with several light installations dotted around the city. 

I’ll try and let the pictures do the talking…

P1150363This was a giant 3D elephant that was moving around and making a noise being projected over a bridge. It was incredible!

Photo editor PicMonkey Free Online Photo EditingCars filled with flowers and plants

IMG 6857Aquarium in a traditional phone box!

P1150329Huge light projection on to a building

P1150335Watering pots of light on a roundabout

P1150317My favourite installation, men that light up and crawl up the building – at one point some electronic music kicks in and it made me feel like I was in a Daft Punk video, loved it!

Such a great event, if you ever get the opportunity to come here and go then do! We didn’t try and get up to see the Cathedral installation as the wait was over an hour, but we had seen that at the last Lumiere event. We had decided to make an evening of it with my Mam and Dad and had some pizza and wine for dinner:

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I love red wine but it doesn’t love me! That pizza was delicious as well. It was lovely to spend some time with my Mam and Dad too, love them to bits!

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Other than that it’s been all about getting ready to go away to Brighton next week. I’ve had a couple of squashes that I wanted to eat up before we left so they have featured heavily! 

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Yesterday I decided to go to a spin class so before I went I snacked on some roast squash and peanut flour sauce. When I came back I made a squash smoothie!

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Roast squash, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger and ice blended up and topped with tahini and dried cranberries, yum!

So as you read this we should be on our road trip down south! I have some posts scheduled for next week so will still be popping in and saying hello in the comments when I can, but forgive me if I can’t comment on your lovely blogs as usual. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great week ahead! I you fancy checking out what I get up to on my little holiday, I’ll be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Dayre (all links below!)

Do you like art? Have you been to an arts festival before?

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