london sun (part one)

1 August 2014

Blimey we have been busy lately! We are trying to recover from that rubbish winter and get as much UV as possible. We had to go to London as usual, but we decided to make it a family trip in our van, as I also needed to collect a bed frame (long story) and bring it to the Isle of wight. I managed to get all my work done within a few hours, so I had lots of free time in London for a change.
The sun was shining the whole time, very nice. We made it down to Kempton park market in the early hours.

a bit too much excitement for a 1 3/4 year old to handle, a whole box of her, was like finding a trunk of gold bullion.

we used to go to this market regularly, and we always have to have a toasty from the toasty van.

we purchased a few things for our house and garden, and of course some nice things for the tot (a tricycle!).

I have been meaning to visit here, Alexandra Nurseries after seeing it on Leigh's blog

It is an amazing garden centre/cafe/vintage shop in Penge, South London (not far from where we used to live)

I think the pictures speak for themselves, what a place!

and I bought another plant to add to my collection in the van from a previous garden centre sale trip. There is Nao in the front seat somewhere.

next up: Jo's shop, and Victoria Park


  1. oooh. my hubby is in penge from time to time, now i'll have to go with him! and that toasty! luvvvvvvv!

  2. The picture of Pehr in the blue hat is darling. So sweet.

  3. Anonymous5.8.14

    When you say 'Kempton Park market', is that the regular market or the special antiques one that's there twice a month? I'd hate to have a start that early for the wrong one! :)

  4. Some of my favorite memories are of vising the local garden center with my looks like you've found a perfect urban oasis!

  5. What a place indeed! Pehr looks adorable in that hat :)

  6. So much of what I know about London places I read about on your blog, so it's nice to know you've found a place you like from my blog :)


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