Saturday morning Bear has a full English (breakfast) for starters.
Then a walk through classy, classic Chelsea over to Kings road, always busy on Saturdays.
Bear gazes into a trés British vet window with Staffordshire cats and fancy bronze bulldogs. Only in London.
I gaze into a fashion window to see what they are wearing. Not shown here but Hello, over-the-knee boots are in PBers!
At last we reach the weekly Saturday yummy Duke of York Square Market at 31 Kings Road. This is a don't-miss if you're visiting London in my opinion.
Loaded with artisan ready-to-eat on the spot exotic foods.
Of course there will always be fish n' chips
What are hobnuts? Maybe fresh hazelnuts? I taste a sample. Lots of available samples. Unlike French markets, you are not obliged to buy if you take a sample.
Get kissed by a chevre/goat.
Which gorgeous cake to buy? Hmm...
British cakes are definitely gorgeous and Huge. I'm waiting till I see everything before I decide.
Real doughnuts! You don't see these yet in Paris. They have em but they aren't the REAL thing.
Real cookies too. Don't know why exactly but the French have not figured out the cookie yet in my opinion. They all look underbaked. Hope no one French is reading this...ahem
What is this? Looks delish anyway.
This is a buy and eat right now market. Very unFrench but very fun. Almost no one is without a plastic fork in hand.
I finally decide on Maldon oysters. 6 for 6£
OMG These may be the best oysters I've eaten all year. Fresh and bright. Big too. An absolute Must-have!
Always stunning flower stalls in London. I just make my Eurostar by 5 minutes. They decided to close So.Kensington station and we all must shlep over to Gloucester Road station a so-called 7 minutes away. I'm deeply regretting my 2 kilo bag of Braeburn apples. Why can't I find a tart, crunchy apple in Paris? SOS if you know of one. Back in Paris, in a thrice on the all-new Eurostar train with wifi no less, I find Pont Marie lit up Kelly green and a jazz band playing by the Seine. Is it St. Pattie's Day? Give the French a reason to celebrate and they will run with it. C'est la vie. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast!
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