11 July 2011

stoke newington & dalston

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the other day, we went to the North London. I have never been keen on that side of the river, always get a strange vibe. But we found this area is pretty nice, and a little more like the sunny south!

lots of knackered old furniture to rummage through...we found nothing here though, just as well as it wouldn't fit in our car anyways!

the most beautiful dentists, ...I haven't been to the dentist since half my teeth were removed when I was but just a nipper, leaving me with my trademark toothless gob. BUT, I might be pursued to go in here.

nice crumbly old industrial work houses, which now house a lot of old furniture and bits.

we found this lady selling hand knitted things from her suitcase on the pavement, Nao bought some mouse socks, £5, bargain!

we followed these nuns to a jumble sale in a scout hall, but alas we came away empty handed.

we visited a nice urban garden, where people were Latin dancing, I felt strangely embarrassed as it is kind of intimate! we looked meaningfully at the plants and then left!

after visiting a few other lovely shops on our list, we made our way home to Peckham, via one of our fave pubs for dinner.

more Halloumi salad for me, and seafood pie for Nao.

I had a lovely time up North, and I am a little more at ease there, but, my heart is in the South for sure : )

19 comments:

  1. Yay for Stokey, that's my neck of the woods! Glad you enjoyed it up here in the North :)

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  2. This really made me laugh. I am a north London girl and only moved south of the river last summer. When I found East Dulwich and Peckham I thought "phew, it's a bit like Stokey"!

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  3. great pics, looks like a fun day! :)

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  4. Looks like an exciting day - lots of fab places and bits and bobs. Dinner looks delicious. x

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  5. I was a north London girl for 18 years and always got a strange vibe from South London! My husband lived in Streatham when we met and I only visited his place once, prefering him to come north to me! I went to art school in Elephant & castle and always breathed a sigh of relief at the end of the day when I was home in North London. It's funny how people are one or the other- Norf or sarf! I'm glad you had fun in the north!

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  6. such beautiful lovely places! : )

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  7. It is really funny the north south divide, it's not really that different but sure does seem far away.
    My brother's in Peckham, a mere 4 or 5 miles away but that dirty great Thames makes it seem like a seperate country.

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  8. Mouse socks: every man should have some! Must be brave and venture North to explore one day too!

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  9. aaaah! What a lovely place, I can always count on you to give me a London fix 'cos I live in sunny Lincolnshire, not complaining mind, but you don't get much alfresco Latin dancing here!

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  10. mouse socks.....I want some!

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  11. Great pictures! Thanks for the story!

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  12. Thats where we are! I'm glad you enjoyed it, its like an oasis of calm. L

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  13. Your days out are perfect! I love all your exploring (:

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  14. LOVE that old TV. Why do they only make TVs in ugly black plastic nowadays? I swear there's a gap in the market for vintage-looking TV sets.

    Also, I was just wondering where you found the urban garden you visited? I live up in Daslton so wouldn't mind checking it out. Thanks :)

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  15. Wow, so many nice pictures. I would love to go there tooooo.
    Greetings from Sweden Cinna

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  16. Lovely photos Artemis. I have never really explored that part of London either but it looks like you found some cute places.

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  17. What a fun and arty looking area. Nice find. I'll check it out next time I'm in London for a visit.

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  18. Lol i grew up in North london, but when i moved back a couple of years ago it was to South London (Peckham/Camberwell) as i found it was closer to the north London vibe i used to remember! Havent really checked out Stoke Newington and Dalston in years though - it looks fab round there! Would love to know where that urban garden and the knackered old furniture were though -they look great!

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  19. Anonymous19.7.11

    Could name the pub in Peckham? That food looks delicious. Thank you!

    I love your blog.

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