The bus journey was as eventful as always and the least said about the passengers the better! eek! haha but what the bus trip lacked in style our St Albans excursion made up for in surprises.
Concentrated our attentions to the market and the quirky little shops around St. Albans today - only visited Boots briefly so no other major chain stores visited. woop woop! I never realised that there were so many diverse shops around! Brilliant.
The market in St Albans is held every Wednesday and Saturday. We usually go on a Saturday but it is heaving with shoppers. It was busy today but not so bad I thought.
Bought this cake on one of the stalls ... it smells devine!
ok it is not really a cake but a deliciously smelling soap called Kiwi Cheesecake. haha Did I have you there for a moment? ;)
I also bought a canvas shoulder bag for the bargain price of £5.99 and then it was time for lunch. I have to thank Anjie for putting me onto this place. It featured on her blog a little while back and I only wished I had visited sooner. The Courtyard Cafe is a delight!
I sat here.
Kat and I had a tasty lunch, in eclectric surroundings and at a very reasonable price too. I had a freshly made ham (cut from the bone) salad sandwich and Kat had Salmon and Dill quiche with couscous and salad. The Raspberry Bakewell Tart was heavenly and so were the waffles, ice-cream, bananas and maple syrup ..... is your mouth watering yet? hahaha we shall certainly be paying this cafe a return visit very soon!
Another first today was a visit to St Albans Museum (lived in Hertfordshire for 17 years and not visited very bad). It is a lovely little museum and at the moment is showing a Stanley Kubrick exhibition. Fascinating and even got to see a real Oscar Award! If you get the chance go along it is on until September.
Thanks for listening to my ramblings - hope you visit again soon. x