Last Saturday I spent the better part of the rainy afternoon perusing the wonderful Borough Market with three friends. Despite the fact I spent nearly two years working around the corner from Borough Market, I never really paid it much attention. I don’t know why because it’s such a lovely little area. Selling mainly food and drink, this market is perfect for a Saturday wander and a bite to eat with some friends.
By the time I arrived at London Bridge, the heavens had indeed opened. Running around in the pouring rain, the four of us eventually found each other and headed for cover by the ‘fishy’ stalls. It was here we mourned for the unlucky lobsters who sat cluelessly waiting in their tanks. Poor guys, I felt so sorry for them.
Tam and B bought themselves some £1.50 oysters which they washed down with some Tabasco and shallots.
We wandered around a little, looking at all the tasty treats on offer, but at Borough Market it’s not long before you suddenly find yourself extremely hungry. Even if you’ve eaten prior to your arrival, there are so many amazing aromas wafting around in the air, pulling you into every stall, making your mouth water.
We all wanted different foods, so arranged to go pick up our munch and regroup. B and Tam went for some pulled pork, Graham was craving falafel, whereas I was pulled in by something I would never normally order; a Halloumi and carrot salad burger. It was served on a big brown bap, and I ordered the combo meal for £7 so it came with a box of crispy salad and wet rice. It’s not often I eat vegetarian but this was really delicious, and very filling. We regrouped and ate in the rain.
We passed a huge cake stall afterwards offering beautiful deserts and colourful macaroons. Graham and I nearly bought ourselves giant £2 brownies, but then we talked each other out of it! We decided instead our money would be better off spent in the pub over the road, and so the four of us popped over for a cheeky half.
By the time we had ordered our drinks at the bar the sun had come back out so we got to sit outside. The weather was a bit bipolar on Saturday with the Sun and the rain battling out. It was super sunny when I left my flat so I didn’t take a jacket! Luckily I didn’t get wet at any point and the dress I was wearing is quite a warm dress. I never do OOTD posts, but as I love this dress so much, and I had already taken some photos, I thought why not post them on my blog? So here is my OOTD for 24.05.14
Sunglasses – Charity Shop £3
Boots – New Look (Sale) £11
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