Columbia Road Flower Market & Around

This morning I made the trip into London to do some research for the novel that I am writing (or at least trying to write – it’s a bit of a labour of love as time is often scarce (I work full time and I’m often out of the house for 12 hours on a weekday).

It was a beautifully bright and crisp Autumnal day (Autumn is by far and away my favourite season) so I headed to the eponymously named Columbia Road Flower Market.

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I absolutely love its buzz – the flowers fill the air with their beautiful fragrance and your eyes are dazzled by the outstanding rainbow of colours.

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The pink pineapples (which I had never seen before but which are fab!) were some of my favourites and it goes without saying the plush hydrangea too which were as big as footballs.

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There was even the first glimpse of Christmas with miniature Christmas trees, fir cones, scented oranges and cinnamon sticks.

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I also used the opportunity to also have a go at improving my photography skills (luckily the market is full of people with cameras so I didn’t feel too self-conscious) and have a potter around the shops and galleries.

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Then it was off to Dishoom, my favourite brunch spot, for lots and lots of chai to warm me up.

I hope you’re all having a fab weekend whatever you are up to!