Brick Lane and Butter Believe It

Butter Believe It is one of those bakeries I have been passing since day 1. Saving it for a day when I wasn’t going to travel far, and today was it. I walked over in the afternoon tempted by a few things inside Spitalfelds but resisted and walked outside and across the street to this […]

SADLERS WELLS, A GREAT BROWNIE &; Sushi

Last night we met up at Tanakatsu for a sushi dinner before going to see the Birmingham Royal Ballet at Sadlers Wells. I was looking forward to Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces but it turned out not to be as good as I remembered. It featured large black accordion pieces moved around the stage. The second […]

Brick Lane Food Hall

I have been in London 5 weeks and love the markets, especially the Sunday Market on Brick Lane because it is so close and the guys on the street selling food really do provide a great meal. I thought I had seen it all, the I walked into the Food Hall. This is heaven. And […]

A Quick Stop at Borough Market

On the way home from a lecture at the British Museum, more Munch and not worth the effort, I stopped in at Borough Market to try to find a new bread, something sweet and some salami from the gal I bought from last week which I liked very much. I wound up with a 1/4 […]

A new day, a new way – Connaught Village

Walked down to Liverpool Street Station to take the Circle or Hammersmith and City Line but a Metropolitan Line train came first. So, in the spirit of not caring, I hopped on and took it to Baker Street. About a ten minute walk to Edgware Road which is the starting point for the day. I’m […]

Greenwich and Borough Market

The perfect tourist day began with a trip on the overground. My gps instructed me to go as far as New Cross Gate and once there to catch a bus. Well, as you know without being told, I walked out in the wrong direction. Once I figured this out I had also decided to check […]

L’ETO and It isn’t like America

What a window display. And beautiful inside too. Today is part of my lunching alone challenge. How will I be able to find a great place for lunch if I don’t jump in. Price be damned, alone be damned, not understanding the menu be damned. Today it’s a 20 dollar sandwich at L’ETO surrounded by […]

Cake, Columbia Road and Chinese

Up and Out early on this drizzling Sunday morning to get some big flowers for my new vase. Wound up with Lilys… which should open on Wednesday. It was packed and I dont know enough to tell one good bloom from another so I think I have decided that from now on, I buy from […]

SQUARES, MARKETS, SWEETS AND MORE

I cannot believe it was this morning that we went to get flowers at the Columbia Road Flower Market. It has been a huge exhausting day 18,867 steps, at least 4 bake shops/sweet shops, a deli or two or more and 5 or six amazing private gardens. The walk to Columbia Road was about ten […]