Friday, 21 January 2011

Bouncing Along, -Blossoms, Bunnies and Borough Market!

On a recent stroll through the hood something caught my attention!  Spring buds blossoming already?  I rubbed my eyes sleepily to be doubly sure that my brain-eye co-ordination were aligned.  And yes, -there they were, the palest of pink with slivers of cream, -blossoms poking out from stubby branches.  It's all very promising.  Sunshine, blue skies arriving to chase away the chill from the evening before, -there's something about walking without a map or a watch, that always gets my blood moving.  In a good way.

I love to wander about this great old city, -one of my favourite hazy walks is along the Thames and through the Borough Markets near London Bridge, -perfect for a little sightseeing, crowd watching, lunching, clearing the cobwebs -and replenishing those writerly grey cells!  Not to mention sampling offerings from the market stalls.  I'm posting a few snaps here, beware there are shots of game, -if you are slightly queasy, you may wish to look at the blossoms instead, or just skip ahead. 


Roll up, roll up!  Wait, -this isn't a circus, or is it?
Meandering through the market....


Cheese glorious cheese!
I can never say no to an oyster or two...or dozen.

The pheasant pluckers son may
have his hands full later on....

And, queasy viewers may wish to look away, now - check out the pretty blossoms above...

Only if you're game...
Photocredits: Spring blossoms via Shutterstock; All Borough Market images via yours truly. 

A/N:  This weekend will be busy, -in amongst the jostling of Saturday morning errands, I'm planning to finish at least 2 more chapters in my revisions, and as a welcome treat -there will be afternoon tea with my Bestie on Sunday.  Very much looking forward to it!    Tell me, whats happening in your neck of the woods?

18 comments:

  1. ha ha your pictures are taking me way back and hurray for spring

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  2. Oh what a fuw place to go shop for fresh food!

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  3. This market looks really cool! It has such fresh food. I wonder if I have anything remotely similar close to me....

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  4. This makes me miss London so much. I spent a semester there studying abroad.

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  5. How fun! I love that cheese section--I would spend all of my time there! Sounds like you'll have a fun and productive weekend!

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  6. Jo, are you getting homesick? It's just a hop, skip and jump away. ;)

    Bish, its a great place to shop, I picked up some lovely treats that day! ;)

    Melissa, fresh food markets are fab, and that game is as fresh it gets! ;)

    Golden Eagle, its very cool! Just go early to avoid the crowds.

    Sondrae, welcome! That's great that you got to study overseas. ;)

    Meredith, a fair chunk of cheese was purchased that afternoon, and I forgot to mention the duck liver and black truffle parfait...to die for. Have a wonderful weekend my dear! ;)

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  7. Spring blossoms in January, I'm so jealous. I have never before seen pheasants and other game displayed like that in stores or even a butcher shop.

    As for me, I am packing this weekend, a dreaded must do.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  8. Can't remember if I've been there on one of my visits to England...

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  9. I can't believe you're already seeing spring blossoms! Is that bizarre or just a few weeks early?

    I really want to visit England!!! Mo and I have that as a planned trip, so one of these days, I hope...

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  10. Nancy, it's amazing how many blossoms I've seen lately. Hope your book blog tour goes well! :)

    Alex, you'll just have to make a return visit now...

    Danette, good to hear it, London is a great city to visit! ;) I'm not sure if the blossoms are bizarre, certainly surprising given we had snow not so long ago. Although I saw roses during the snow too. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Cat, meow! Hopefully not too sick. ;)

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  11. Pheasants and rabbit, how interesting (bunnies look cute even when deceased and hanging upside down, an intriguing observation). And the blossom photo is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Well lets see... I think another couple of inches of snow is supposed to fall tonight, then a big heap on Sunday.

    Jealous much? Not me!

    I hope to get to London some day soon. Even though I've never been, I just know in my heart that it's a wonderful city.

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  13. Carol, thanks. You're right, they do still look cute when decreased and hanging upside down! Have a lovely weekend!

    Melissa, enjoy the snow, and am sure you'll visit London one day! ;)

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  14. Love love LOVE Borough Market! They do the yummiest chorizo sandwiches and organic brownies!

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  15. Love these photos, well, except for the dead animals!

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  16. I love the market! I wish we had more of that here.

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