living in a big city, doesn’t give you the biggest opportunity to get out into country as much as perhaps you would like to. however saying that, a lot of the country seems to be sneaking its way into town more and more. which is a good thing, a very good thing. traditions like the weekend farmers market seem to be popping up in all the boroughs of ye olde london town. the del trotter type of market of only fools and horses fame, seem to be slowing fading away and making room for markets which have a far stronger focus of good quality locally grown fruit, veg and other foodie delights. all of this sitting along side small creative design businesses, vintage furniture, and bric-a-brac for thrifty and restorative types.
we have one just down the road. just a normal little road of the main stretch of great shopping opportunities, where on a day-to-day basis there are a great collection of little local shops. from handmade british confectionary from hope and greenwood. a beauty emporium called dr boo’s, which means not having to trek into town for my favourite ren products. a lovely florists, the fresh flower company, who provided the flowers for the HPMcQ wedding. a great card shop, postmark, that has all you need for every occasion. a homeware and gift shop called ed, which is a third of a little local chain of stores each with their own handwriting and styling to homewares, and a fabulous hairdressers just for the smalls, little clippers. this is just a small selection but perhaps some of our favourites.
however on a saturday the road is blocked off and the market stalls fill the road. this is our favourite day to go and have a wander. it’s all about the food for the HPMcQs!