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Brick Lane Market

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Last week not only was it a beautiful Sunday but I was surrounded by great friends and my other half. We strolled around three of the most well known East End markets, had some food and drink and just had an overall wonderful day. I went home with a new summer jacket and some other lovely bits. As Brick Lane wasn’t as crowded as the Flower Market I was able to take a few more pictures of the things I got up to.

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As soon as we got into the market we headed to Beyond Retro and it really was a haven for vintage wants and fancies. The staff were helpful and friendly and the stock was such a sight that I cannot wait to get back there. The colourful bag on the bottom right of the collection above is the newest addition to my collection of bags. I am currently using it for a laptop bag and it is just so colourful that every time I look at it I smile – a real day brightener.

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In the men’s department I spotted Mickey Mouse popping out from a rack of denim. I walked past wanting this shirt but left it in place!
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As you all know and if you don’t then it is in the title – I am a bit of a book geek! This little basement that was part of a bric-a-brac shop was heaven to me and being a true book-a-holic I couldn’t leave without a browse and came up trumps with two books that I have had on my TBR list for some time now! Result!

Brick Lane Market, Sunday, Brick Lane, Market, Shopping, Vintage, Blogging, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, Street Art, Graffiti, StreetsEverywhere you look there is street art and sadly some of it has been defaced. Those that are untouched really are true art and I just hope that more keep popping up. One day soon I will go on a street art search to see how much I can find.

Brick Lane Market, Sunday, Brick Lane, Market, Shopping, Vintage, Blogging, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, Blogger Hat, Hats, FashionMany market stalls were selling these hats sadly as my head is rather large (big brains!!!) I was unable to get one of these said to be ‘one size fits all’ hats. Most may see these everywhere on the blogosphere and besides blogger shoes these are quite commonly seen in pictures.

Brick Lane Market, Sunday, Brick Lane, Market, Shopping, Vintage, Blogging, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, Bicycles, Colour, CyclingOne thing that Brick Lane really did not lack was colour and down to the bicycle wheels it was EVERYWHERE as you can see. Despite such enticing colours I walked by with just a picture for memory.

Brick Lane Market, Sunday, Brick Lane, Market, Shopping, Vintage, Blogging, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, Manolo Blahnik, Shoes, Prink, Chanel, Sandals, FashionPassing many of the beautiful vintage windows the pink Blahnik beauties really caught my eye. As I stood there wishing for them to be mine we moved on to see many other things and that were most likely cheaper but not so precious. Ah man – if I go back I will have to go into this shop.

Well those are the photos from my time at the market.

Have you been to Brick Lane Market?

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market, Columbia Road, Flower Market, Flowers, Market, Blogging, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, CrowdOn Sunday one of the markets that we were lucky enough to visit was the illustrious Columbia Road Flower Market. Now as we are down the road in Walthamstow there was no reason not to take a little (long!) wander to the flower market whilst meeting friends. It really was a perfect Sunday! Check out some of the pictures I managed to take whilst there. Bare in mind that it was extremely packed and you could barely get to the flowers you really wanted as due to high publicity this market gets crazy.

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As it was such a beautiful day I figured that it would be a great opportunity to give this dress an outing. As it was quite cool in the shade this dress was perfect as the fabric is thick and warm when needed. The one thing that did cause me a bit of trouble was when the wind blew and the beautiful full skirt went up and showed everything. This is one day that I was glad for a full pair of pants!

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From the beginning of the strip it was apparent that it was going to be a difficult walk as we meshed between the wanting bodies of other market goers it was like a touring party as we tried to stick together in a line. At times we were separated and lucky enough to get a quick glance at the beautiful buds on show. With arms and bouquets flying around the place it was hard to get an unobstructed shot.

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The market had everything on offer for the green fingered among us. From bedding plants to orchids. The colours were vibrant and the smell was out of this world.

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In the thick of the crowd this stall was rammed with people searching for their Sunday bunches. We managed to squeeze in and make a grab for our selection and it was just at the right time.

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At one point it was much easier to get behind the stalls for a breather to walk without getting barged. Whilst struggling through I came across this gorgeous plant.

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As we finally reached the end of the strip I came across a stall that wasn’t overpowered and had some truly beautiful flowers left on display. The three bunches here are just so patriotic that I couldn’t not take a picture. A true reflection of our countries colours and so bold at that.

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After seeing so many tulips on offer this mix of colours were my absolute favourite and just seemed so cheerful then bunched together. This was the end of our walk along Columbia Road Flower Market and it was truly delightful. I couldn’t go without a comical photo for the trip so once again in my favourite dress I tried to fly!

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I am hoping to return to the Flower Market in the next couple of weeks when I am next off from work.

Have you been to Columbia Road?

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Monday, Blogging, It's Monday What Are You Reading?, IMWAYR, Blog A Book Etc, FayHow is your New Year panning out so far? For me the time is just flying by and things are a bit of a fuzz! With plenty to read/listen and my skin causing me a ridiculous amount of problems with the bitter weather that has been dealt out I just want to curl up with copious amounts of caffeine and chill out. Although I have not made any New Years resolutions there are goals that throughout the year I set myself and slowly try to tick off of my list each month. One goal I am working towards at the moment is a work goal so I won’t be writing it on here but I may be a little bit distracted so bare with me.

So what have you been up to over the past week?

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Little Lies, Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty, Books, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

It has certainly taken some time but I am LOVING this book. Although the narration is slightly grating it is a really gripping read that you just don’t know where the next chapter will lead you.

Next on the list . . .

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I am contemplating finishing the rest of Liane Moriarty’s books whilst I am in the mood.
However I really am thinking about finishing off this . . .

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It has been sitting in my Audible library unfinished for quite some time now so I am thinking I might just have to grin and bear it!

What is on your reading list this week?

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I managed to pick this up in the sale on the Collectif website – it was an absolute steal and was delivered today. It fits like a dream and I am in LOVE! The fabric is thick and in abundance! Trying to get it on and off was a bit of a chore but worth every minute! I will take pictures of me in it of course and post that soon.

Beauty

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With the cold weather really battering my skin keeping my hands, face and lips smooth is a task as they are the first areas that feel the brunt. Air conditioning is yet another issue to be dealt with whilst at work that causes chapped lips. This wonderful product really does put paid to harsh weather conditions and artificial air circulation. After washing my hands of course a couple of dabs and my lips are kept moist and smooth. The smell of this product is not for everyone but I like it very much.

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As part of the gift set I bought myself last week this lovely product is my go to hand cream for work as it makes my hands feel silky smooth after so many washes of my hands. Have you tried it yet?

Life

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With himself we settled in the front room and both spent some laptop/work time together. Although we were working on different projects we chatted, chilled and just had a generally nice evening. Then the Baileys came out – delicious as always!

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Although Mikado’s are absolutely delicious there is something about pretzel sticks and nutella that just taste absolutely divine. Soft chocolate with a touch of salt is YUMMY!

What have you been up to?

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