I meant to post about this aaages ago. When I moved to London back in August I found out that our flat was a stones throw away from the beautiful Columbia Road Flower Market. So the first Sunday after moving we wandered down and looked at all of the gorgeous summery plants, flowers and herbs and brought back lots of fresh goodies for our balcony. Looking forward to now; the bitter cold wintery weather has sabotaged most of our little greeney and of course the flowers are long gone, but some of the herbs are still going strong and we have a pepper still holding on for dear life. The market is really great to visit any time of year and also the actual shops on Columbia Road have a lot to offer, including cute vintage and antique shops, an adorable cafe in the back of a crockery shop and apparently the best cupcakes in East London from Treacle. You can see all of the shops and more here.