April showers, April thunderstorms and now a lovely April evening with sunny blue(ish) sky and a little heat left over from the day.
A walk to the under threat Minet Library, home of important Lambeth archives, with its welcoming atmosphere and good selection of books and DVDs. Attempt to be more highbrow than usual so take 3 books from the Orange Prize Winner shelves and 1 Agatha Raisin for pure pleasure.
Past the back of Loughborough Estate towards Atlantic Road and one of the best chemists around and then meandering on towards the back of Brixton Village – past a new cake shop.
£60 apparently for a humungous cream cake – not a bad price and very good-looking cakes!
Cake stall at back of the Village has some of the best Cranberry and Pineapple cake I’ve ever eaten but sadly today the store-holder’s chief cook – her mum – is behind schedule.
Take Two Caribbean and jerk chicken stall closed and looks like it’s not going to be opening anytime soon – next to it the new Village spots are heaving with customers. What would be interesting to know is if the older stalls are benefiting from the revamped village or if newbies are bypassing the stalls and heading straight to the Village eateries.
Who would be monitoring that?
Then onto M&S for a £10 deal and home through Angell Town Estate – lazy in the intermittent heat of the day ….
Things that I noticed on my bus route into town – the Crown and Anchor on Brixton High Road seems to have been turned into a Gastropub – need to check it out.
And I found out about the Whirled Cinema under the Loughborough Arches reading Stella Duffy’s blog
Fascinating – even after reading about it (briefly) I couldn’t find it – Sat Nav while walking next time?
Then home to look at garden – filled with flowering bushes and bees, sadly not as many as during previous years. It’s still fairly busy though and it seems the ‘weeds’ are most popular with the bees, so they get to stay and spread throughout the garden.
Inner City London sometimes has its moments!