After three weeks away, a small note in my Filofax said "Broadway Market" - as if written by someone else as a weekend prompt for me on an otherwise plan-free day. I walked along the canal in the perfect spring sunshine until I found the location of the market - an entire street packed with stalls and cafes spilling out onto the pavement. The market is a mix of food for eating on the spot (well, in London Fields at the top of the market), foods for taking home and craft stalls. The market was busy but the crowds were manageable unlike Borough Market which last time I visited made me wish I had attached a set of reins to my companion to prevent us being parted by the seas of tourists. I settled on a vegan burger from The Veggie Table for lunch and picked up a veggie scotch egg for the journey home (which, yes, made me feel like a member of the Famous Five minus the lashings of ginger beer).
The walk home along the canal - the tower blocks have been decorated with photos and every spot along the canal had been turned into an impromptu picnic (in true London style involving booze and crisps only). I'm putting in my request for more sunshine for the rest of the summer.