if you go to columbia road flower market before 9am, its lovely and quiet and you can stroll down the market really looking at the plants and flowers; my poor flower boxes on my window sills looked so sad when i got home from spain, so needed to replant. i bought the last of this season’s peonies – got to be my favourite flower. i also bought my first xmas presents from jessie chorley – i hate that rush in december! she has great stocking filler ideas – can’t believe that i am talking about xmas presents at the beginning of september. jess also does great workshops that get your imagination going – i love that she recycles everything and makes such beautiful simple things.