Broadway Market is right on the Regent's Canal which was frozen over, the smell of woodsmoke in the air from the canalboats (oh, I'd like to sit by a log fire right now)
Time to dive in and get some delicious food: bread...
...fruit (very good bottled apple juice, just behind the grapefruits)
And there are stalls selling other goodies too, like this knitwear by Catherine Tough - blankets and hotwater bottle covers - just what is needed on a cold crisp day like today. Catherine uses soft lambswool and a range of soft colours: I am particularly taken with the duck egg blue, moss green and papaya red. To my delight I discovered she was also using my fav colour of the moment, mustard yellow. I bought a pair of her lambswool socks, in blue and mustard (natch), which are extremely cosy (size 4-7, and I am 7.5 and they fit perfectly). Thank you Catherine!
Hearts, rabbits, owls - filled with lavender
Scarf in papaya red
Sweetheart Knits - handknitted jumpers, tank tops, cardis and hats for kids
There are some great shops too - Fabrications - the studio for designer-maker Barley Massey who upcycles local waste into interior furnishings and craft kids (click here to take a look at what she makes). It is also a centre for creativity: learn crocheting, patchworking, knitting and other skills. Check out their calendar for events this month.
Stella Blunt at 75 Broadway Market - a fabulous combination of vintage furniture and GOLD SKULLS
Brewode's Cornucopia - coffee, bagels, cakes (website does not seem to be live, but follow them on Twitter @brewodes)