Hackney City Farm

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: December 1st, 2011

As a keen long distance walker and have yet to visit a place or area where I haven’t explored previously, take Hackney City Farm for an example I discovered the farm 4 years ago whilst I was training for half marathon at a nearby park.  At the time of the discovery I never knew London had a small community farm which existed for over 20 years let alone the only animal kingdom is London Zoo located in prestigious Regents Park.  The best thing about this tiny farm is you have an opportunity to get up close to a small range of animals, and the admission is FREE!  Don’t you just love seeing two giant pigs snuggle up together, and sleep soundly on a cold winter afternoon?  Oh yes, pigs do smile when they are asleep.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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 Columbia Road Flower Market, Part 1

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: November 28th, 2011

As a native South Londoner living in North London since early teenhood I never knew flower markets existed in London, despite my lack of knowledge of where you can purchase a bunch of flowers at a bargain price rather a double from a normal high street.  On Sunday, thankfully we had a clear weather but cold, my fellow friends and I embarked on an adventure trip to Columbia Road Flower Market in Hackney in hope to capture the magic atmosphere and the like.

Along a road of Victorian shops and small number of stalls selling bread, cakes, cheese, old vintage/antique wares and unusual items, bric-a-brac, popular with young hungry regulars, tourists and bargain hunters.  I loved seeing a child perched on a window sill selling a tray of home-made fairy cakes, I of course gave the child a 50p to sample her tiny treat.

If you would like to see shots of flower stalls, please stay tuned for part 2.

 

Kit Lee, Style Slicker

 
 

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