(Ho)Spittalfields & Tea With A Friend...
Hope you're all having a lovely week, despite the horrid weather! Oh well it's good for the garden I guess! I wanted to show you my pictures from Sunday when I met up with a friend from my old job and went to Spitalfields Market. The weather was playing with us then too, and it rained on and off all day. We missed some of the showers by being in the markets but got caught in a particularly bad one waiting for a bus. Anyway....
Did you know Spitalfields got its name from the fact that the area used to be fields surrounding a number of hospitals, and it just got contaminated by dropping the 'ho' into Spitalfields?
|Lovely old letter stamps - I would love some of these but they were pricey!|
|Delicious looking strawberries and cream - in huge cones!|
|Sunday Up Market In Brick Lane|
|Brick Lane with the old Truman brewery stack|
|Inside the Backyard Market|
|The infamous bagel shop - many a drive by visit at 1am|
|A busy Brick Lane|
|Spot the street art...|
After mooching around the markets, we headed to Old Street for a Vegan afternoon tea in a little cafe called 'October Cafe'. It looked like the place was fairly new so it was a bit bare, but the food was nice and the tea warmed us up from the rain.
|My lovely friend Carlie & our yummy tea|
|Me enjoying my favourite tipple|
|Carlie was hungry!|
|On the way back it started to rain - no umbrella? Use a carrier bag!|
My lovely friend Carlie treated me to the afternoon tea which was soo sweet of her. I am going to miss her so much as at the beginning of August she is heading home to Chicago and I'm not sure when I will see her again.
We both started our last job at the same time and I think of her as a really great friend. Her americanisms always make me laugh. I will miss her a lot. Ok, stop now before I cry...
Why don't I show you what I bought?
|Yummy green leaf tea that smells so summery|
|Silk scarf £1 - need to decide what to do with it - ideas?|
|Detailed scarf £1 - need to decide what to do with it - ideas?|
|Crochet type scarf £1 - need to decide what to do with it - ideas?|
There was a huge pile of scarves for £1 each, I could have bought hundreds but decided on these three. Any ideas of what I could use them for? I'm happy to cut them up and sew them!
Oh and just to let you know I find out by Friday whether I got the job from the interview today, so keep those fingers crossed a little longer, sorry if you get hand ache!
P.S. I just need one more follower to reach the big 50 so I can show you all my giveaway!