It's hot out there I tell you, hot! The streets of Crouch End are no doubt full of Birkenstock-wearing folk and there is probably way too much inappropriate flesh on show. I'm having an enforced "staying in" weekend so the general public have been spared my pasty white legs and ridiculous sunglasses.
May isn't over yet but I've had a month of "things beginning with B". Wondering if a prize win to Barbados might top it all off.....but will more likely be Blackpool.
My Aunt Linda came over on her yearly visit from the States this month. I was given the job of arranging a day out for her, her friend & Mum. They were lucky I didn't choose my favourite Saturday things or they'd have gone home with a bag full of cocktail umbrellas and twitching from too much Bar Italia coffee.
So......Brick Lane & Spitalfields it was. Yes, yes, yes, I know Shoreditch is hipster-central but it's a fascinating area, full of art & things to look at all over the place. I'm presuming that the local council turn a blind eye to the graffiti as it's a hell of a lot more attractive than what's underneath. I avoided the vintage shops but we did go and ogle lots of food stalls instead. Go early before it's all been man-handled - loads of choice and it looks fantastic!
Spitalfields happened to have a vintage wedding fayre. Amongst the tatt, there were still lots of nice things to look at and interesting people to spy. Lunch in The Real Greek which I'd recommend....big portions so no room for dessert (What? I hear you cry) and not too expensive.
....slightly distracted here as it sounds like my washing machine is about to spin it's way through the floor. Sorry neighbours.
Cheerio for now....and good luck Crouch End Fun Run people.....just remember there are doughnuts at the finish line!!!!