Since my Sunday mornings are almost always entirely free of bungee bouncing and poolside live music I had a thoroughly entertaining lunchtime. I did feel there were not quite enough stalls to hold my attention for much longer than an hour at most, but the overall atmosphere was quite refreshing.
I happily bought my share of freshly ground coffee beans, old fashioned liquorish sweets, the aforementioned red paste and fresh crepes all round, but I was a little disappointed not to find anything else of note that caused the purse strings to pucker. There was a beautifully boxed ZX Spectrum that we considered buying to challenge our freelancers, but alas common sense prevailed and we gave it a miss.
A quick pint in the Old Crown capped lunchtime off nicely. All in all I would give the Sunday Flea a thumbs up. It remains to be seen how effective it will be in lesser weather and it could certainly do with a bigger attendance but for now Iâ€™ll enjoy my CrÃ¨me Brule coffee beans and doff my cap once again in the direction of Gibb Square.
As I understand it the Custard Factory have big plans for this weekly market, seeing it as a bridge between the art made by their tenants and the public. They also want to make the CF a cultural destination on Sundays along the lines of the markets in Spittalfields or Camden (if you know your London Markets). So definitely early days.