Wednesday, 11 May 2011

This Little Piggy Went to Market

I don't know about you but I love markets, especially when they are on set days of the week and not permanently set up as the goodies available change constantly. So I headed off to the University town of Loughborough. I love Loughborough Market, it has a craft stall, fruit and veg, plants, clothing, wool, fabrics, you name it, it has it!

I spent a happy couple of hours meandering through the stalls looking at what was on offer and ended up buying a couple of bargains.

Market Haul

The hyacinths were 3 for £1, how cheap is that! They didn't come with the ceramic pots I already had these from last year when they housed tete-a-tete's from Tesco's. They'll look great on my bathroom windowsill. The fabric was from the reduced bin and was £2 for a metre. I couldn't resist adding it to my fabric stash, its so cheerful and I adore flowers.
I also ended up buying some gorgeous sweet strawberries and pomegranates. I remember as a very young child watching my Grandad eat pomegranates, picking up each seed with a pin, it used to fascinate me the time and effort to eat this lovely red fruit. It's funny isn't it, the small things we remember!
As is usual while shopping I stop and have a quick latte in my favourite haunt, Costa Coffee. I don't know why but I HAVE to stop for a coffee whatever is going on, perhaps its habit, perhaps its addiction, whatever it is I love it.