Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A Lovely Day Out

Great news-Linda Sue has arrived in London! She got here on Thursday so I thought Saturday was quite long enough to have to wait to see her. My friend Devi and I had already planned a trip to Portobello market for Saturday, so we all met up and that is where we spent the day. We met in Earl's Court near where Linda Sue is staying and walked to the market. There is so much to see there that we spent the whole day meandering down, stopping for lunch, snacks and dinner. We had a lovely day!
 Love the gold on blue. 
 I like the circus style lettering on Alice's.
 I met a couple of headless people. They patted my arm but didn't speak. 
 Strange little man bird on a fruit box. 
 Shag/cormorant (not sure which), on this building. 
 Deep coloured street.
 Bright bunting. It was near here that a man with a jewellery stall showed great interest in my necklace. He asked where I got it (the boot fair-where else?!-£5) He was impressed and told me it was worth £60-70. I am not planning to sell it though!
 Cashmere jumpers-the green one is now mine-£8!
 Skulls on a van. This is nearing the end of the market-right down the bottom. I had been pretty good all day-in terms of not buying too much, when all of a sudden there were lots of interesting bargains to be had! This part of the market was much quieter too.
After walking all the way down, we walked all the way back up again. Earlier we had seen a big meal going on outside a restaurant-some kind of celebration. When we got back to that part there was a party with dancing in the street. This man, with his amazing costume, was attracting a lot of attention, but there were also a lot of other colourfully dressed and eccentric people there. A band was playing. They called over a singer to do one song-'Wicked Game' by Chris Isaak. We thought it might actually be him, but I am not sure. Whoever it was though he, and the band, were very good. Credit to Linda Sue for the photo.
 I spotted a haberdashery shop on the way back up. I bought some amazing aluminium rainbow trim. When we looked downstairs I was surprised to find a whole section dedicated to bra making! Everything you could possibly need.
 Pastel coloured houses. Like sugared almonds, a favourite sweet of mine. 
 Holland Park. I have never been there before. It is really lovely. 

 A distant view of Linda Sue and Devi. 
 Bird street art back at Earl's Court. We managed to find a quiet pub off of the main road, which turned into a noisy pub very soon. We went a little way down the street and found a downstairs winebar to have a meal. It didn't look promising but we were there so we stayed. We had hummous and pitta as a starter, and beef bourgignon with rice for the main course. Both delicious and very cheap. It was run by quite an eccentric fairly old lady who was very friendly. Not sure if she was French or Italian but she was exotic in her way. In between courses she took herself outside for wine. I loved it in there!
I am meeting Linda Sue on Thursday as I have no work on that day. Excited! 


frayedattheedge said...

What a fabulous day!!

snoopydog said...

Looked like a great day was had. Some great photos! Loving those cashmere sweaters. May need to pay a visit when I am next in London in a couple of weeks time. How lovely to meet up with friends! Ros

Mr. & Mrs. Headless said...

Mr. & Mrs. Headless unfortunately can not talk, nor smile neither bite you! ....cause they are Headless...mouthless...eyesless ...brainless .... . But hearted! the can feel a lot and they are happy that you met them and shared this picture in your blog. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND A BIG HUG !
Mr. & Mrs. Headless

Neighborhood Watch said...

What a fun outing! I love your pictures. The strange boy dressed like a bird on that packaging is exactly something that would catch my eye too!