On Saturday Adam was playing in a football match, so I decided to head up to my former home of Camden, along with my Mum, to have a mosy on around. The plan was to either stroll through the market and then catch a canal boat over to Little Venice and then home, or just to grab a bite to eat and then pootle through Primrose Hill and then on to the fab children’s playground near London Zoo. As it happens, we did neither, as the weather was just too bloody cold! It ended up being a whistle-stop tour, not ideal when we’d trekked from SE London, but the children had a nice day out all the same (anything involving the train, tube and bus is a big hit with Freddie whatever the outcome!).
I absolutely love walking around the Stables Market, and there is so much to see usually, but totally misjudging the weather, it was far too nippy to hang about for too long. We grabbed some Malaysian noodles for us all to eat from one of the stalls, wolfed them down as fast as we could outside, before setting up camp in a little boho Moroccan cafe en-route back to Chalk Farm tube to warm up. AMAZING coffee followed, as did hot chocolate drunk with straws (I know this is probably not ideal on the manners-front, but the easiest option for a messy 3 and 4 year old!).
To be honest, the best time to visit Camden with children is on a weekday during term time, but this not really an option anymore now that F is at school. I must come back again on my own soon with my camera, and get snapping. I managed a few pics, but it’s hard to juggle small children and just how busy the place is on a weekend- I need an extra set of arms! The photo opps are amazing, and it’s a great chance to practice using your camera on manual setting if this is usually out of your comfort zone.
I have some great memories of living here for a couple of years, it was a pretty hectic time in my life pre-children, but I’m so glad I did. And the children will surely think I’m a cool Mum because of this when they’re older, right?! 😉