On Friday I finally got finished a piece of work that has been frustrating me for months. As soon as I'd hit 'send' I was so relived and relaxed! It was Friday, so I decided to take a proper lunch break (last time was this post about Shoreditch) and go to Whitecross street market. To get there from my office you have to walk through a churchyard, which is full of the tamest squirrels of all time. It's lucky I didn't have any food on me, because when you stand still they have no issues standing on your feet!
It was my first time going to the market in a few years, and it was even better than I remembered. Market stalls sell a variety of yummy street food to tired city types winding down from the week. There's lots of vegetarian options, and lots of different types of food, from healthy salads, soups and 'buddha bowls', to the more indulgent Thai, Turkish 'pides' and burritos. Basically whatever you fancy, they've got it.
I had a lovely wander up the market, trying to sneakily take photos of the stalls, the food, and the variety of people. Once I'd settled on my food, I wandered back through to have a look at the street art and the creative stall designs.
By this time it was time for me to head back to the office and unpack my amazing lunch...and cheeky Friday present to myself.
I couldn't resist this ring!! It's just so beautiful. It's Labradorite, which is a relative of moonstone. I had a big chat with the woman who owns the stall, which really isn't like me- I'm normally kind of nervous about this sort of thing- and even asked her for her card so I could link through to her stuff. She doesn't normally put everything up on the website- it tends to sell before she can, but she was so nice and is at the market Monday-Friday. Well worth a look, I wanted everything! And I have tiny fingers and usually really struggle but it was fine!.