I have newly rediscovered a part of London that I have not been to for 20 years or more. A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday, the family arranged to meet friends in Brick Lane Market. The last time I was in Brick Lane was in the late '80's as part of a Jack The Ripper walking tour.
I was hugely impressed with the place, it is quite clearly aiming to give Camden a run for it's money as the London Sunday place to be. On this occasion, our friend's youngest was with us which necessitated avoidance of spicy food for lunch, but next time curry will be on the menu for certain.
The following week, I was back in the grounds of the Truman's brewery for the 2012 Art Car Boot Fair, where some pretty well known British artists gather to sell their wares... not least Sir Peter Blake, who sporting a Blockheads hat (a gift from Ian as the artist informed me) signed my 'Brand New Boots and Panties' CD.
A great day, in blistering heat.
Sir Peter Blake, Brick Lane 27th May 2012