Category: United Kingdom

field trip :: sunbury antiques market

I guest posted a “shop” tour of the Sunbury Antiques Market over on Poppytalk last March, so I don’t want to sound like a broken record and tell you how much I love this place. We restrained ourselves and only came home with a few small items such as a ceramic marmalade jar and a few glass Christmas decorations that I had been swooning over since last year. After searching in Portland and via ebay, we also finally found a decently priced chocolate mould! Get ready for some homemade chocolate Easter bunnies!

It wasn’t too much trouble to jump on a local bus since we lived in East Putney last year, albeit the 1.5 hr journey. However, since we are currently staying in walking distance of Waterloo station, we decided to “splurge” and take the train to Kempton Park and it is definitely worth the trip (45 minute trip)!

excited to share a guest post with you tomorrow from Lisa about her Orphan Animal Pics project!

Sunbury Antiques Market

Find me over at Poppytalk today with a London shop tour of Sunbury Antiques Market! Although it isn’t technically a brick and mortar shop, Sunbury has to be one of the most amazing markets for antiques and vintage goods that I have ever visited. We will definitely have a schedule a visit when we return this summer! See the full tour here.

photo by Ana Maria


If you missed it yesterday, our next London shop tour of Treacle is up on Poppytalk! This was our first visit to Columbia Road on a Saturday instead of Sunday, the day of the infamous Columbia Road Flower Market. It was like night and day! The streets and shops along here are beautiful, like most of London (UK), so if you do have the extra time, take a stroll and pop in for a treat at Treacle!

photo credit: anamu <– have you checked out her new blog design? what are you waiting for!?

field trip :: greenwich

Dear Greenwich, I am sorry that I had never visited before. For some reason, I thought that you were far, far away. However, apparently you are only in zone 2! Sheesh!

We visited Greenwich for the very first time last Sunday to say the least. Dating back to 1433, Greenwich Park will play host to the Olympic and Paralympic Esquestrian events. I made a list of places to visit, and we spent the day strolling through the Clocktower Market, Royal Obervatory, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park, the Queen’s House and the Royal Naval College including the Painted Hall and Chapel. We grabbed a quick lunch (chicken katsu curry on rice with veg) from the Japanese food stall at the Greenwich Market and then boarded the Thames Clipper for a quick boat ride home. My legs were aching after spending 5 hours on our feet, but what a great day it was! We’ll be back soon. x