Skip to main content

Borough Market & Finsbury Park

On Saturday morning, after a little lie-in, we headed out to Borough Market. It's near London Bridge (and you can catch that tube if you want to go there). It's open from 9:00 and if you like to miss the crowds it's advisable to go early.

The market sells freshly made food, produce including some awesome cheese, the most excellent mushroom dip - seriously look out for this, a wide selection of beers (including Savannah), bubblies, fresh bread, fresh veggies, proper Turkish delight, cured meats (I stand to be corrected, but I think they're all organic) and delicious juice. The coffee queue was so long - apparently it's reputation precedes it. There are also some lovely sweets.

The market in full swing, this is just some of it
Some more market...

And in colour!

The delicious cakes that we enjoyed at our picnic!
After the market we went to Finsbury Park (if you get off at Manor House you can also get to the park). We enjoyed our picnic, then thought about playing a bit of Frisbee. Instead we lay down, did some digesting and plane spotting (they were making some awesome stripes in the sky!)

I tried to catch some bugs with my feet!

Meebs brought her book (she is THE biggest fan of Katie Fforde at the moment) so she enjoyed a little chicklet!

A plane that wasn't playing the stripe game.

Jo's Zoolander impersonation

Joe kneeling tall, trying to spot some toe cleavage.

We stared at this ALOT, but it was rad, cause it wasn't raining!

The sepia version

I spied the moon

But then we spied this dude. He started off with some fairly average stretches. We thought he might be warming up for a game of Frisbee, but this guy took warming up to a seriously new level...
Up close it appears that he is not only stretching, but that at the same time he's also peeing against the tree??? After around 30 min of obtuse tree actions, he hopped on his bike and head out the park!
The pretty view we had to look at!

A little Frisbee / picnic action!

Joe in full swing...



  1. Hey guys, to add to all this, the church that the market is situated next was built in 606....which means that it's bloody old and has been around for centuries!! Imagine all the ghosts that go along with it, fantastic!

    We also went on a bus trip from the market at London Bridge to the park for our picnic. It was lovely to sit atop the double decker and see the sites that you don't normally have the opportunity to see.

    It was a lovely day and ended with Lucky moving in with me for a week whilst Jules and Jade are in Turkey! Yay :)



Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

How To Buy A House vs Online Dating

Buying a house is like online dating. I say that having had experience of both. Before having met The Incredible Davey (he requested a superhero pseudonym, we shall refer to him as TID henceforth) I discovered that in order to be an effective online dater, you need to date like a man... by having at least three men who you're going on dates with at a time (not all together). It means that if one isn't as responsive as you'd like or you decide you don't like another, there are still two more to keep you amused. And the same applies when looking for houses!

The similarities in the two experiences are uncanny:
1. You do both online.
2. It's brutal.
3. You need to be prepared to have your heart broken.
4. It takes hours of trawling to find one that you might like.
5. The photo's are often misleading.
6. You can 'try before you buy' but just the tip. You don't really know what's under the 'bonnet' until you're entrenched in the relationsh…

Dining room blues

We'd initially thought to give ourselves some time to live in the house before decorating, you know, to get to know the space and how it'll be used... two months in and the dining room is first up! It's pretty obvious, we're going to be eating in there! It was an easy decision (we both agreed with each other) the walls were going to be a dark blue, both have pretty much floor to ceiling windows next to them, so we weren't too worried about the space feeling dark. 
Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue was our first choice... so we got a sample. And samples of Stifkey Blue, Drawing Room Blue and Pitch Blue, you never know what it's going to look like on the wall... although the colour samples are a pretty good indication.  
With a sort of naughty-child feeling the sample patches were painted onto the wall. It felt quite rebellious just painting stripes onto the wall, clearly ruining the paint already there. But also quite exciting, taking the first of many design ste…

We’re buying a house!

Some-how we’ve navigated the quagmire of housing options, unravelled the tangled knot of estate agent ‘truths’, avoided injury / illness from some of the houses we’ve seen and eventually found something that we both like, in our price range!
Seriously, I’d like to take this moment to thank firstly the home owners whose houses will probably be on the market for quite some time to come. A few come bubbling immediately to mind. The one where the whole family was sitting in the living room, so we went upstairs. Past the underwear left out to dry on the dust laden radiators. Only to see a small room, luminous pink room and a master en-suite that we couldn’t even get into. Really, there were two double beds crammed into the room, which meant that the door couldn’t open properly. And to actually get into the room you’d have to climb onto and over the bed(s). We didn’t stay long in that house and we definitely didn’t keep the information sheet that the agent gave us. Instead we wished him good…