Autumn is well and truly here, but a bit damp for my liking. I love cold crisp days with bright sunshine and blue skies, but there is too much precipitation in the air at the moment! These wonderful pumpkins and squashes were on display in the organic Whole Foods shop in Camden.
I was inspired to make roasted butternut squash, carrot and parsnip soup, with warm spices, and very nice it was too!
I went to the Vintage Fashion Fair in Primrose Hill yesterday. Cecil Sharp House on Regents Park Road is worth visiting for the building alone, a classic Art Deco red brick with a fab Bloomsbury-esque mural in the main hall. I found some very nice vintage buttons which I shall show when they adorn the cardigan and jacket I had in mind, but the real star is the Nice Green Cafe in the basement. So pretty and shabby-chic, rather like the Neighbourhood cafe in Liverpool.
Just how I'd like my kitchen to look!
Worth the walk from Camden Market if you want to avoid the crowds for a tea / coffee break with delicious homemade cakes, it's always quiet and peaceful, Today I was treated to a glimpse of some Morris Dancers (fit young men with big sticks who looked more like Rugby players!) and some graceful Regency dancers floating round in circles, like a rehearsal for a Jane Austen adaptation-for-televsion!
Still a few blooms clinging to life!
I wish they still sold monkeys and talking parrots here! Instead, it's a Tea Shop!
A couple of interesting things decorating buildings near Mornington Crescent
Another basket, this time for Shani for her birthday. A lavender theme, her favourite smell. There is a purple bracelet I found in Hythe when we went for our planning weekend, a lavender soap and a jar of the plum and lavender jam I made, and a little daisy shaped tea light holder. She was really pleased with it.