Surrey Docks City Farm

Not really having enough time to blog so much, so I’ve decided to re-download the app and blog away… ๐Ÿ˜… ย You might get to see more smileys too. Whoopee!
Miss Pinky was in desperate need of a babysitter as her normal one was taking a day off! ย ๐Ÿ˜… So I agreed, told Miss Vegan and Mrs Sweets to man the workload whilst I become a godmother for the day. ๐Ÿ˜†ย 
After a morning of Peppa Pig (thought I could manage a whole day of it, but that will never happen), quick breakfast and super godmother quick dressing, I took Baby B to Surrey Docks Farm… I can’t believe Miss Pinky and Mr Picky have never taken her there. Half an hour away from their home.ย 
Baby B and I took the bus 381… But she fell asleep half way through the journey! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ No don’t fall asleep Baby B! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Got off at Downtown Road, and I asked a lady for directions. Baby B was still asleep…
So in the meantime, I took pictures for Miss Pinky to see the that her daughter fell asleep in the pram and was still sleeping as I walked around.ย 

By this point I took a seat on a broken bench, looking at Baby B and see if she would awake. Nope. No signs of waking up.

Just as we were leaving, past some Chinese tourists/ business people… and then an old Chinese couple with their grandchild who were trying to make conversation with me in Mandarin… Tried to explain that Baby B wasn’t mine by my god child. Lol. They thought I was a nanny… In the end they got it! I think talking to this Chinese grandparents had awakened Baby B, so I was super excited and did the whole trip around the farm again… ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Baby B seemed super happy, even gave her some massive super snack of cherry tomatoes, she was happy… The only mishap which scared me the most was when she fell done the wooden stairs because she didn’t hold onto the sides. Baby B gave me a big heart attack, but she didn’t cry, didn’t scream in pain… Amazed at her strength at containing herself. But I found out later from Miss Pinky that she does this a few times when she walks down the stairs. Anyway, had to go up the stairs and then walk down them again with Baby B, but had to go back up and take the pram down afterwards. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
Apart from the one mishap, we had a good time running around. ๐Ÿ˜Šย 

Address: Rotherhithe St, London SE16 5ET
Tel: 020 7231 1010

Buses: C10 and 381 (get off at Downtown Road, it’s on the left hand side when you get off)

Scandinavian Christmas Market 2015 – London Rotherhithe

Ok, so it’s been a few years since Miss Pinky and I went to the Scandinavian Christmas Market in Rotherhithe (since 2012!) and so it was time to go again!ย 
It was a nightmare getting there, so much traffic and we had to stop a few times to make sure Baby B was wrapped up warm. A few years back it was cold and raining and not a lot of people went… This year was surprisingly different. A lot of people were there and there seemed to be a lot of tents up. What happened over the past few years? People boom? Good weather (although we had a bit of snow yesterday morning)?ย 

Miss Pinky and I decided to split for a bit, so I made my way to the church… I was disappointed with some of the people who thought Miss Pinky was pushing in the queue whilst going into the church… I queued and bought her ticket folks (ticket is ยฃ1 per person)! For goodness sake, be nice people. These days I’m really conscious of those who are not sympathetic to mothers in public… Miss Pinky pays her taxes, works her hardest for the society and what does she get? Nothing in return. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

We were there for 10 minutes, and left without buying anything. A bit expensive to our liking.
I remembered a few years back there was a tiny hall with lots of stalls and tables… I didn’t see that this year, maybe because we missed it…?
Anyway, if you do go today or anytime in the future, DO NOT bring a pram. It’s not the best place for mothers with a young baby. Lots of items are expensive like the sweets and chocolates costing from ยฃ4 to ยฃ7 in the church, yep, that expensive. Clothes (the stalls and church) were understandably expensive – it was as if you were going into designer stores! Anyway, I think most people went for the food and drink… try out if you dare!! ^_^
A good half an hour spent in the market. Phew!

Then off to a photoshoot in a pub (??) which Mr Picky never got to and so Miss Pinky and Baby B did it themselves… I had a white wine spritzer in the meantime and made myself a little tipsy. Woohoo!

Miss Pinky and Baby B ^_^

Address: Albion Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16
Nearest Stations: Surrey Quays and Rotherhithe
Nearest Buses: 381

Website:ย http://www.scandimarket.co.uk/

p.s. It’s Miss Pinky’s birthday today! Happy Birthday Miss Pinky!! ^_^

Scandinavian Christmas Fair in London Rotherhithe

I received a comment on my previous post about the Rotherhithe Festival that there was going to be a Christmas Fair around the Rotherhithe area between 23rd to 25th November, and it was Miss Pinky’s birthday weekend, so we needed to have a meet up and have a look around.

Unfortunately it was raining on the Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But we still had a look around… I didn’t realise it was a Scandinavian Christmas Fair (Norwegians, Swedish and Finnish)!ย I didn’t even realise Rotherhithe was an area of Scandinavian people… Interesting!ย 
Norwegian Christmas Fair in the church

Swedish stall

Pillows!

Ooo… Looks like origami!! ^^

Some naughty bottles… ^^

Cute husky!!

Time for some mulled wine!

Very sweet mulled wine

The Albion School stall

Loads of Christmas cards!

I also did not buy anything, but I had enjoyed looking at the Christmas atmosphere! We went into the Finnish centre which was a ยฃ1 entry and where there were loads of groceries, cards, Christmas decorations, carol singers and a cafe above!ย 

At the Finnish Centre

Christmas market opened on those days and at those times!

Loads of people!!!

Loads of suggested gifts ๐Ÿ˜€

They are big on Moomin!!

The Carol Singers and a puppy ๐Ÿ˜€

So many gift ideas!

Santa Claus tins of pate

Stationary!! My favourite section on the first floor!!!

More gifts

Nice Chrismas tree ๐Ÿ˜€

Loads of knitwear! They are big on knitwear…

We saw this person on stilts! Hope that person didn’t fall over!!

A person on stilts

Then Miss Pinky and I went into the church which was also a ยฃ1 entry… And there were loads of Christmas stuff there too!!

Cute Christmas gifts

They even dressed up for the event!

I wish English people could do the same thing. I remember when I was in primary school, my local school church held a Bazaar event, which is similar to a Christmas fair. I wonder if they still do it!


Anyway, hope to see more Christmas fairs in the future, English or not!!

More info about this event:
http://www.scanevents.co.uk/christmasmarket/partners.html