On a rainy Saturday. 7


portraitToday is wednesday – otherwise known as ‘hump day’ by some – that special day in the week where I often find myself torn between thinking of the weekend passed and planning the one ahead of me. Does anyone else do that?

Last saturday felt like the first proper automnal day in Glasgow; meaning it was grey, just that little bit chilly and VERY rainy.

I had made plans to go and check an Organic Pop Up Market organised by Soil Association as part of their action “Organic your September”. Luckily, glaswegians know better than to rely on the weather, and the event was actually held in an indoor venue, the beautiful Kibble Palace at the Botanics.

The most ‘French’ part in me often thinks that one thing Glasgow is definitely lacking is a good weekly market; somewhere to browse at the weekend and where to get fresh products and in season fruits and vegetables.

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The pop up market organised by Soil Association was definitely a good step in that direction. Although fairly small, it featured a good diversity of products, with some exhibitors and producers I had never came across before.

If you know me well, it will not be a surprise to know that I particularly enjoyed samples from the various organic chocolate and bread stalls, as well as from the chutney producers.chocolate

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One thing for sure, the Kibble Palace stood as a wonderful and perfect venue for a market; even on such a gloomy day, the layout of the place with its stunning glassroof was bringing in a beautiful luminosity.

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On a fashion note, it was the first time this year that I whiped out my trusty faux-leather jacket. I paired it with a light stripey jumper, some black jeans and my gold detailed chealsea boots. A casual but weather appropriate outfit to take on the walk that took us to the city center.

(I will not comment on the hair situation – I am indeed at the awkward stage between cutting it into a long bob again or leaving it to grow further!)

Seeing all that glorious food, it made me and my friends crave a good hearty lunch. We decided to make our way to Saramago Cafe at the CCA.

I had heard only good things about the place, and if the interior in itself is amazing, one look at the delicious veggie/vegan friendly menu made our decision to try the it out even easier!rsz_img_5988

On that occasion, I decided to go for the Harissa roasted butternut squash salad with a side of sweet potato fries.

It was all I dreamed off and more! I will definitely be back there soon to try and work my way up all the delicacies on the menu!

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Next weekend will be pretty different though as I will be back in France to visit my friends and family! The only thing I am not looking forward too is the 4am alarm!

What are your typical weekend plans? Don’t hesitate to comment below as I would love to hear about it 🙂


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