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Saturday, 28 July 2012

My Other Life!

Hello friends,
Today I thought I would share with you my London working life - 
it is a complete contrast to my crafting life!
I snapped all these photos on my phone yesterday morning at around 8am.  Shortly afterwards the church bells rang out to mark the Olympics and the volume was amazing!
This blue building is where I work, behind Aldgate tube station.
It's a law firm and I've been there nearly 15 years although we only moved to this building last year.
This is the bank of lifts - I'm on the 12th floor! 
This is a central walkway, the rather unusual sculpture has just been installed, we have lots of  interesting features like this around the firm - some are actually nice!
The kitchen area for the desperately needed coffee - 
that machine actually makes really good Cappuccino!  Not tea though..avoid machine tea at all costs!
And this is me..my workstation, looks somewhat bare doesn't it - note the healthy apple...
(I moved the Bounty bar out of the way before I took the picture!) 
The tub of green spiky plants irritates me a little, 
I've threatened to die cut some flowers and stick them on!
And because this is London and I'm on the 12th floor if I move to a window I get a fabulous view.
The strange wooden structure on stilt legs appeared last week - it's clever but I'm puzzled by it!
Note Tower Bridge in the background shrouded in rain and mist - well it is Summer!
Just a little insight into my other life.
Back tomorrow with something crafty!
Take care friends.

25 comments:

Linda said...

What a beautiful vieuw over Londen you have there. Thanks for share the pictures, it's nice to see.
hugs Linda

Lucy said...

A great workplace and workspace makes all the difference in wanting to get up in the morning and go to work. You've got a lot of pluses going for you. Love the view!

barbiepinkfairy said...

What a contrast! I prefer your crafting life far from the rat race!

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, I bet you really want to decorate your workplace with some craft pieces. How stark compared to how I imagine your studio looking,but pennies have to be earned.

Wilma

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Your London life is such a contrast from your crafting I bet I know what you prefer,but both the building and view looks fantastic it must help the days to go quick. x

Buttons said...

Thanks for this Christine. Takes me back. You get some of the best views of the City from up high and first thing in the morning (if you have five seconds to stop and take it in!!!) Hugs, Buttons x

nattyboots said...

WOW you are one heck of a busy lady Christine , nice to work up high and watch the world go by when you have time though.

Take Care
Elaine H x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine
lovely pics of your work place. I can see what you mean about the plant. Definitely needs some flowers. Or even butterflies attached. LOL. The view is amazing too.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carole Z said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of your work space...much posher than the brand new but very pokey little office myself & my two volunteers cram into in our local library...plus you get a marvellous view of London! Love it!!! Carole Z X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Chrisiine what a fantastic office space, I love it

Wonder what that wooden thing is???? Hope you find out and can let us know

Sue xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Its amazing how good phone photos are. Your building looks very posh, and what a view you have.
Have a great weekend in your studio are you on the final leg yet.
Lydia
X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, What fantastic pictures you have given us today. Your workplace looks really 'futuristic', would hate working on the 12th floor (I'm claustrophobic in lifts, so walk if I can), but the View really compensates for that, what a view, fantastic. I would still prefer your 'other life' though, your studio is STUNNING. Have a lovely weekend. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynn said...

Hi Christine, Good to see your other life, we all have them, your workspace looks a birt like mine, but with a better view ! My view's a cake factory !. My kit arrived yesterday, hopefully will make it up today, in between moving my son and daughter in law and watching the olympics. Lynn xx

Redanne said...

Aah the memories come flooding back, I used to work for a Commission in Manchester but spent most of my time in the London office but I stayed at a hotel overlooking Tower Bridge and I loved it (not the job, the hotel -lol). I don't envy you travelling to London for the next few weeks though.......taking OH to London as a surprise birthday present but not til after the Olympics! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Planetsusie said...

Wow Christine - your office looks so immaculate and new. You can almost smell the newness! That view over London is gorgeous. See what you mean about the 'Mother in Law's tongue' plant in the corner -definitely needs something lol!!!

Great pics.

Hugs Sue P xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,
What a contrast - must admit, I enjoy going down to London to shop, theatre and sight see, but only now and again. Country girl at heart and always glad to get back home to the open spaces.
Thank you for sharing, I will continue to enjoy your crafty side enjoy your weekend. Best wishes, Carolyn. x

hazel said...

Lovely pictures Christine yes really do thing the green plant is desparetly in need of some spellbinding. work place looks stunning so modern and sleek xx hazel

nmty said...

hi christine, what a fabulous building to work in, and the view you get is stunning. I am very impressed with your very tidy work station. I wouldn't dare take a photo of my desk at work, it always looks like a hurricane has just happened!!

have a good weekend everyone
lv norma

Sue B said...

Nice to see the "other you". I bet you would rather be in that beautiful new studio though ALL THE TIME. I used to work in London many moons ago but now I find it all a bit too busy & only go in to go to the theatre occasionally, funny how things are so different as you get older. Interesting pictures though, thanks for showing us.
Sue B

Sarah said...

Very smart office and I do love London views.
That spiky plant definitely needs a little something...I'll await the makeover photos!!!

melanie said...

you must jazz up the plant >melanie

Sarah said...

Hi Christine!

You are one busy lady! Great pictures of your work place and fab views from it. Can you do us a video of how you fit a 48hr day into a 24hr day - LOL!

Sarah x

Elizabeth said...

Wow what a contrast Christine. It looks amazing, the building and the view. I would love to work in a building like that rather than the old tatty run down one I am in at the mo. I LOVE new things. Thanks for sharing your other life with us.
Have a lovely Saturday night everyone.
Elizabeth x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
What fab pics, thank you for sharing a bit more of your life with us, such fun.
Hope you are feeling better today and nothing more has taken hold. Take care dear lady. I am only just getting over my chest infection (only 3weeks of it)
Hugs Linda xx

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous place to work, your office desk is so neat! I used to live and work in the West End of London and loved it. One of the offices I worked in for a while in the early seventies looked straight out over Carnaby Street - very cool xx

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