From Wednesday to Sunday, I...
...worked at a shop and café in Shoreditch. I just started last week; I am enjoying the job - the routines, the surprises and the people - and this period of learning and adjusting.
...shot Fiona against a blue wall in Gospel Oak and Landy in The Hideout, Phoenix Garden and German Deli.
...drank strawberry cider at The Southampton Arms and amaretto on the rocks at The Hemingway.
...scrambled for a Lucky Chip burger at Sebright Arms. I went for a Tom Selleck - a standard burger with pineapple, onion ring and bacon on top.
...drank a filter coffee from Fazenda Santa Helena from Coleman Coffee before work and ate a strawberry almond tart from Little Bread Pedlar after work. The Little Bread Pedlar is opening a shop on Abbey Street. Good news if you live or work in Bermondsey.
...saw Amy who has woven me an indigo cotton sample.
...received a special delivery from Singapore, a couple (1, 2) of Karla Black books from Amazon and Constance Spry's How to Do the Flowers from a seller on AbeBooks. My favourite memory of trying to get the Spry book shall be of going into Henry Pordes on Charing Cross Road to ask the endearing old men who ran the place about the book and being dismissed to the Hobbies & Craft section. I had to emphasise that I was after a particular floral arrangement book, not just any books about flowers. The book was unavailable.
...learned the name of a white cup-shaped flower - mock orange - from Fern Verrow and Violet.
...became obsessed about heather honey. I like eating it with Kirkham's Lancashire from Neal's Yard Dairy. It is described by the maker as "dreamy creamies" - "lemony, tangy, savory flavours and buttery, fluffy, crumbly texture".
...visited Goldsmith Row Book Market. I like Surplus Value's stall where I was introduced to BANK.