Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lewisham People's Day

We made it along to Lewisham People's Day this year for the first time. Seeing as we now only live about 15 minutes walk from the park we really should! (Although closing off our nearest gates meant it took us a bit longer to get there than that...)

Once we'd made it past the security gates we enjoyed ourselves, anyway! Lots of stalls to browse (including one giving useful info about home composting!) and James enjoyed the different musical stages. I just wish we'd had some reins or similar with us so he could have walked around a bit more without running off. He was not happy at being put back in the buggy after having had the chance to wander!

Of course the highlight of the day was seeing Richard the Canadian guy from BB7 sitting on the grass with his mates. He was being accosted by loads of people going, "Are you Richard from BB7?" At least that's what I assume they were asking anyway!

I also picked up an "I love Hither Green" badge. They'd run out of Catford and Lewisham already by the time we got to the stall....

We didn't stay long as it was the boy's tea time soon enough, but we'll be back next year and we'll make sure we take our picnic rug too!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

You don't bring me flowers

I was fortunate enough to make my first visit to the lovely ladies of You don't bring me flowers in Hither Green today, thanks to Anne offering to buy my lunch to cheer me up as I was suffering on my sick bed (hayfever).

It's a quirky little place - part-florist, part coffee-shop. The food was delicious, I had a cheddar cheese and onion marmalade sandwich followed by raspberry and chocolate cake and Anne had a smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich followed by apple and walnut cake. The cake selection looked fabulous and it was difficult to make my decision.

We sat upstairs where there are a couple of tables and some comfy chairs, as well as a roof terrace, although it was raining so we stayed inside. It would be really easy to lose yourself for an afternoon drinking coffee and eating lovely cakes and you certainly don't feel rushed away!

The decor is fab - shabby chic I suppose you might call it - and has obviously been put together with someone with a real flair for design and an eye for detail. It's meant to look thrown together I think, but it's obviously been carefully planned, right down to the mirror on the wall which is exactly like the one everyone's grandma had and has now thrown out! Even the plates and glasses/mugs we were served our meal on form part of the design.

It's fabulous to see Hither Green sustaining such a lovely little shop as this, and shows it can be done!