Chislehurst is a great place for a young family. We love having Sainsbury’s, the doctor’s, the dentist’s and the vet’s, numerous restaurants and coffee shops, the park and the woods and the duck ponds all within a ten-minute walk from our home. Public transport here is excellent with frequent buses running in both directions and a 25-minute commuting time into Waterloo East.
One of the highlights of Chislehurst life is the Farmer’s Market, which comes to the High Street every third Sunday of the month from 10 – 2 o clock. Visiting the market has become one of our little family traditions. We find that if we time our visit with their opening the twins sleep right through, which gives us an opportunity to enjoy some focus on each other.
We each have our favourite market stall. Kirsty makes a beeline for the fudge stall and typically wrangles herself a cake as well, to be eaten at the duck ponds opposite the market or else in the woods if we extend the walk. Josephine rarely pulls on the lead but she’ll yank it right out of our hands given the opportunity to get to the lady who sells the dog treats, and she covets and treasures the dried whitebait that we buy there. As for me, I’m all about the coffee, although I do keep meaning to sample the delicious-looking loaves.
I thought that it might be fun to bring the camera along for our visit this month so as to share the experience. Balthazar decided to enjoy the farmer’s market with us too and came out of the pram for a little look about whilst his brother napped.
Do you have a local farmer’s market? What do you buy?