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The London Logs: Books, Mobs & Baby Bulls

The Author By Kelly Hayes-Raitt | August 26th, 2012 | Comments No Comments

I had been wanting to visit Hackney City Farm (www.hackneycityfarm.co.uk)100_0433.jpg. Located in the urban Hackney neighborhood, the farm is a charming back-to-earth opportunity for kids. It features a fabulous family-friendly cafe. I had delicious fresh scrambled eggs with salmon on homemade bread for £7 (about $11). Filling, fresh and wholesome!100_0436.jpg

The farm abuts Goldsmith Row, where there is a new weekly book market (http://www.goldsmithrowbookmarket.com). (London loves its street markets!) My new friend Elaine was there signing The Time for Freedom: Changing the Way We See Things Now (www.ElaineMace.com)100_0430.jpg and David was giving TuiNa tastes (www.TuiNaInLondon.com). (See Aug 19 post.)

I went from urban rustic to urbane rowdiness at the Notting Hill Festival. What a low-life drunken crowd. It was Mardi Gras without the floats, music or color. Or pubs. The boutiques and bars were boarded up, but empty beer bottles littered every ledge. I’m sure the rest of the year, it’s a beautiful ‘hood! Hit a great Lebanese restaurant on Queensway, though.
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