Today, my sisters and Diana are having a reunion with one of their classmate. Madam Cheong had also migrated to UK after her nursing training but is now retired.
So both Sarah and myself decided to go the Portobello market. We took the train down to Hammersmith station.
"Etcetera" statue in entrance of Hammersmith station.
Hammersmith is an area known as a place for free thinking.
"No business, never mind.....just don't show your third finger....
opps sorry its gone....."
The colourful graffiti at entrance of the market.
This mosaic mural was inspired by the stories of the volunteers who went to Spain in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 and the refugees fleeing from Spain including around 4000 children who arrived England by boat.
Jom, pergi makan pagi...
Yes, a Malaysian cafe in Portobello by a friendly Malaysian couple serving authentic halal food..
had a sudden hunger for curry puff... yum...but GPB1!
a peek into the one of the garden cafe... Italian cafe
abundance of fresh produce....and cheap too !
ah..... the Hummingbird Bakery.....
Sure cannot resist.....
bought their carrot cupcake... a bit too sweet for my liking....
This is vintage at its best... hundreds of sewing machines along the walls
and the astounding window display as well.
You cannot miss the Singer Logo...
Singer sewing machines were started by Isaac Singer in 19851.
There is this hand-crank machine too.
Vintage teapots and cups..... pretty expensive too
baskets and boxes as well
Even though it was a weekday, the market attracted plenty of tourists and locals as well too.
We bought some beautiful scarves for the girls and souveniers
Pretty colourful facada of houses in Nottinghill.......
we tried to look for the film location but was informed that the bookshop was no longer around..
After all the walking, it time to rest and have a bite...
Pumpkin Gnocchi with spinach.. too large portion
seafood risotto - delicious
Pleasant cafe with tasty food and friendly service....so good to sit and people watch...