I’ve found a quiet corner in London for this mornings coffee share. Just on the periphery of the Banking and Finance area. Saturday and with no trading to be done there is something eerily quiet about the place. Some of the shops closed, It suits me just fine. Starbucks is quiet, plenty of tables, one with a power supply. I still haven’t got to grips with in terms of battery life on my new phone which I need to make sure is working for hooking up with my pals later.
Meanwhile I’ve got the day to myself, to just mooch and put the time is refreshing at the same time I can feel the clock ticking. So I’m breathing in deep, enjoying the different sights, smells and sounds.
Where to head though, Borough Market, just 15 minutes from where we are staying, so it’s an obvious choice for the foodie in me. It already feels busy by 9.30am, I’ve no cooking to do this weekend so other than marvel and take a deep sigh that I don’t live nearer to make the most of the place, I move on.
The coffee has run dry and the lemon and blueberry muffin which I got from one of the bakery stalls vanished in seconds. The battery notched up an extra 10%. It’s time to explore some more.
The muffin, I realise now I should have taken a photo. Was no trouble in the eating! A crunchie top with a zestie moist sponge. The odd blueberry thrown in for good measure was worth the calories. Memo to self head back to the breadahead shop next time I’m here.
I’m keen to find somewhere that sells ‘Shokz’, perhaps get a demo. I find somewhere but the assistant has to refer to the website for any chat. The boxes are well and truely off limits, I may as well buy from a well known mail order company if that’s the service I’m going to get. It’s London there will be somewhere else I’m sure, so again I move on.
I take some lesser know streets, head to Covent Garden different angles peak my interest, the brick work, the signs, the flags. The old architecture mixed with the new. It’s all interesting, and different from the streets that I take for granted in my own city.
This time of year I find it hard to ship my writing, the thoughts from the weekend. I’ve got lots of half written blog posts that just don’t feel relevant a few days later, so apologies for missing the last few shares. Thanks for reading and I’ll try pop by.
The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Natalie the Explorer that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.
14 thoughts on “London – a day”
It is frustrating to go to a market and not need to buy anything!
Really frustrating, and that place was amazing
Nice photos! There really is a lot to be found in taking the “road less traveled.”
I’ve got tired legs today, from a lot of walking. Definitely enjoyed it.
We LOVE Borough Market. There’s always something to look at and oysters and prosecco at breakfast is the business.
That glass of Prosecco must have been special.
Yep – I’ve had similar issues keeping up the normal pace of blogging over the past 2 weeks. Work and more work are at fault along with some good old basic, “I just don’t want to sit in front of any computer” kind of feelings. to blame.
In the past 2 weeks, my wife and I found tried out and loved two different nearby Indian restaurants – what a treat! But blogging – it took a distant second behind multiple distractions. Good to hear from you.
Definitely need to get the balance right…..and if there is a food at play I know what I would choose!
Ah, an idyllic sort of meander through Borough Market – one of my favourite spots in London. So glad you took me along. You described your muffin perfectly (I can taste it!) – I didn’t miss the image at all!
I wish I’d brought a couple home 🙂
Thank you of the great visual of your day…that muffin souds so good. That architecture is amazing too.
It is a wonderful feeling to have time when you don’t need to do anything, in a fantastic place, but if you know time is limited it is like you said “the clock is ticking”. I enjoyed tagging along on your stroll. It looks like spring is much further along, as I look outside and see a white world..again.
I’m in Australia, but your post made me think of when we went to Borough market when in London on holiday. It was a week before Christmas and so so busy. It must have been lovely to be there when it was so quiet.
It does get busy!