I used to live in London Bridge for a year of my student life, approximately a 5-minute walk from Borough Market (just call me Bridget Jones!) and I frequently walked through the market to get to Nandos, but never really explored the market properly. Sometimes I don’t think we fully appreciate where we live or our surroundings when we’re younger!
So after having watched the new Bridget Jones movie (a must see if you haven’t already!), I decided to head back to my student area and check it out properly. I spend the afternoon walking around the stalls, sampling balsamic vinegars and learning about the different types of mushrooms there are. A very different way to how I used to spend my afternoons as a student – probably napping!
Borough market is a foodie’s dream – you can try many different types of meat, for you meat-eaters and for us veggies there are plenty of fresh bread, cheese and funky veggies to keep us happy. It’s just an added bonus that during this time of year, many of the vendors are selling various squashes, gourds and pumpkins, which is bound to make you feel all the autumn feels!
Yes, it’s another post not about London. I seriously need to consider changing my blog name to Custard Creams and anywhere-but-London Dreams! However, last Saturday was spent in Cambridge, where the family and I checked out the local farmer’s market, had afternoon tea at Fitzbillies – a lovely café with the most delicious scones & helped a punter push his boat over a path into the river. #CambridgeProblems.
I can completely imagine myself living in Cambridge – riding my bike (complete with a basket, obvs!) around the cobbled streets, popping into cafes on the weekends and watching the uni students go about their days (not jealous at all!). I could picture my life here so much that I found myself Zoopla-ing the properties prices in Cambridge on the way home! Anyone else do this? It’s a fun, yet depressing hobby, when you realise that even a box room studio flat in Cambridge is out of your price range, so you give up on being realistic and up the maximum budget to 2 million pounds! A girl can dream, right?
Anyway back to reality – Cambridge is beautiful this time of year and although I’d say it’s still a bit too warm for the knits and full on autumn gear, it was still lovely to walk around, with hints of the beginning of autumn. However, another trip when the leaves are golden and the boots are out is much needed.
Ah Cambridge, I love thee – just don’t go telling London!
Yet another blog post on the English countryside – hope you don’t mind! Maybe I should change my blog name to Custard Creams & Countryside Dreams, as lately all I’ve wanted to do on these sunny weekends is explore more places outside of London. It’s not that I’ve fallen out of love with London in the slightest, its just that there’s so much beauty outside the capital too and in the south of England that I’ve realised that London isn’t always where its at. Either that, or maybe I’m just getting old!
Last Sunday was spent at Mayfield Lavender Farm – a beautiful place to visit in July and August when the lavender are in full bloom. However if you’re allergic to bees or if you’re just a wuss like me, wear trousers, as let’s just say Winnie the Pooh would be in heaven at this place!
Dress – Chicwish