Sunday, 12 April 2009

Aren't holidays great?

How to lift your spirits when the sun doesn't come out....

Well, i don't know about you but the weather here has been awful - grey and dull, so what is there to do on a day like that? We made the effort and had a trip to London to Borough Market - somewhere i have wanted to go for ages and i am so glad we made the effort. Knowing we were entertaining family for Easter we made a foody shopping list and came away with some amazing goodies - and for the first time in ages were pleasantly surprised by the prices! It was very crowded but a great day out. Even my son loved being handed free samples everywhere he went !

I treated myself to a lovely bouquet of my favourite flowers which now sits on my Easter table and was amazed to have plenty of change from my £20 note. Have you seen these roses - they are incredible. I don't know how to describe the colour, kind of dirty pink tinged with green. Real vintage roses and absolutely beautful, i think they are called Amnesia but feel free to correct me if i am wrong. Since blogging is a new delight for me i couldnt help take pictures of some of the lovely things I saw to help me remember my day. It was a bit tricky as i only took my phone and tried not to get any bystanders in the shot as they may not have appreciated that. Anyway, see what you think, and i recommend it to any foodies for a great day out. I then came home and had fun playing with my dining room table (yes thats very sad isnt it and sounds a bit suspect but you know what i mean). My husband thinks i am nuts, but it meant he could watch the football in peace.

Maybe next time i write i will have worked out how to upload photos within the text - they all seem to jump to the beginning of the blog how frustrating aaaaah i need a gin and tonic now. Hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday!


  1. hey, congrats on starting your blog... looking good so far!

    I love Borough market, I actually work just round the corner from it, and assumed I would get bored of it being so close... but as it is only on Thurs-Sat its a bit of a treat on Fri to get lunch in the market and a choc brownie! :)

    with putting pics in the text, I get that too, and have to copy and paste the image from the top to wherever you want it.

    take care,
    Caroline x

  2. Congrats on starting your new blog! I enjoyed your photos & look forward to more posts in the future!


  3. Welcome to blogland, some lovely photos - I love the aubergines and tomatoes, just ripe for some ratatoui (sorry can't spell it;0))

    I'm sure there must be an easier way, but I upload all of my photos then click on photos and then press enter as couple of times to nake a space between them and then type in that way. Hope this helps until you've found a quicker way.....then please tell me :>)


  4. We love borough market, it's great isn't it.
    lovely photos, even if they where only taken on your phone.
    Congratulations on taking the plunge on starting your new blog, looking forward to reading more about you.
    As for the photos, I upload them all first before I type anything, then using both the html tab and the compose tab, you can copy and paste the correct html code for the picture to change it's postion.

  5. Welcome to blogging! Great photos, especially the tomatoes one. I just drag the photo to where I want it. I shall be back!
    Ruth x

  6. Hello and welcome to blogging! Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I haven't been to Borough Food Market for years but I remember it was a fantastic place to visit.
    Hope you enjoyed all that food!
    You must get to Sissinghurst if you live near it.