Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Two weeks in Borneo

After 18 hours flying and sleeping on the floor of various airports we arrived back at Streatham Common from Borneo. After one days sleeping, the second day was spent in Crystal Palace junk shops and markets. Joy! Why have I never been before? 

We started at the Secret Garden Centre behind Sainsburys: http://www.thesecretgardencentre.com/ 

We bought some crocus' to plant in the lawn. Really looking forward to seeing them poking through in spring. Heaven! It feels like it will be a long time before that happens, but will be worth the wait.

We then moved on to have a peek, rummage/ramble through some local junk shops. The signs on the door say " antique" but I think "junk" was definately more fitting. Saying that I am a massive fan of junk so that was no problem. 

The final and most exciting find of the day was: http://www.hayneslanemarket.com/
A brilliant little find if you are a fan of places where every surface is covered in treasure and trinkets. You seriously have to get down there. It's a treasure trove of bits and bobs for upcycling, fixing and remaking. I held off any spending sadly as twp weeks in Borneo was pretty hard on the old wallet.

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