Sunday, 29 April 2012

Still Raining in London

Hello all!!

It has been raining in London almost constantly for over a week now. I don't think I mind it much, although I can't say I am excited by having wet feet most of the time I am out.

So, not deterred by rain, I went to meet one of my favourite people down in Brixton market.

She treated us to cheese on toast with chutney and of course, coffees. Latte for her, and as ever, espresso for me. This treat was consumed at my favourite, Rosie's.

I bought two bouquets of tulips for her (forgot to take pictures), and two bouquets of carnations for me. While buying these, we discussed: "Flowers - luxury or necessity?" She thinks luxury and I of course think, an absolute necessity. We got two more people involved in the discussion, and by the time we purchased the flowers, all three of us convinced my friend that flowers are of course a necessity!

We then took a stroll around the market. Londoners do not fear rain. Here are just some of the pics of the happy eaters and rain defiers. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen Brixton Village this busy. You could hardly walk through the crowds.

We saw three people fall down, helped one of them and then discussed "falling down" in literal and metaphorical way. You'd be amazed how much one can say on such a topic!

We then went up the hill to my house where we proceeded to talk life, theatre of course, (she is a fellow performer) and doing a short film about blogging. We had pasta, wine and jaffa cakes. Finally, we called it a day around 11pm. 

In my mind, this was somewhat of a perfect Saturday. 

Hope your weekend is as enjoyable as mine and you are spending it with people you love.

Red xx


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Red:
We are instantly filled with envy. What a wonderful Saturday, despite the rain. Here we have all the windows wide open and the temperature is over 30C.

We never, in all the years when we kept a flat in London, visited Brixton market and can now see how much we have missed, including metaphorical discussions on the nature of 'falling down' with passers by who happen to have done just that. How we should have loved it.

Your friend sounds delightful and 'Rosie's' just our kind of place. All in all a really goodly day, we think!

Boye By Red said...

Thank you Jane and Lance. I feel that your contribution to our converstaion on "falling down" would have added that much more spark and amuzment.
Next time you come down to Brighton, make sure that you visit London and Brixton. I'd happily be your guide our little "hood".


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have never been to the market in London, it looks wonderful and I can see what I have been missing out on. As for rain it does not seem to have stopped here since the beginning of April!! Take care Diane

Denimtarian said...

Hey Dear,

thank you for your sweet comment on my blog post. I am very happy about that...

I know the market, by the way...great station :D

I hope you will come again to visit me.

Little Rus said...

I noticed weather forecast promised us a few hours of sunshine over weekend. Still keeping my fingers crossed. :)
You know, I used to buy flowers every week - they do make life more beautiful and the house - cosy. Then we got our tiny garden and I stopped my flower shopping, although I still love having them indoors very much.


Cappuccino frío said...

cute photos!!!!!
Have a nice weekend!