robert and i popped to columbia market for some flowers last sunday morning – it seems to get busier each time i go – i would advise to go earlier than 10am if possible, because after this time, its difficult to walk through, especially on a non rainy day. there seems to be even more gift shops springing up, though i am mourning the loss of the old bakery that was there for many years. everything seems to have a coffee shop – will be renamed the coffee market before long! the shops all open on weds evenings from 26th november for xmas shopping – so a good place to find stocking fillers. we always buy our flowers from carl and this week chose an odd mix of berries and lilac flowers, but they worked beautifully together. i must admit, i love the house filled with flowers – they always cheer me up.