Saturday, 19 March 2011

The sunny side of the street

What a splendid Saturday; the spring morning beckoned us outside bright and early. We had a few errands to run, so stayed local and like a favourite song of mine, we directed our feet to the sunny side of the street. My children are quite familiar with that old tune, and when they heard me singing it today they decided we should adhere to its lyrics: we were not allowed on any pavements in shadow.

We started our day with breakfast at the Trattoria Sapori in Newington Green [above]. They make great coffee, bake scrumptious cakes and make melt-in-the-mouth croissants. We chose a table in the window and yes, sunglasses were required.

Then we shopped along the very sunny side of Stoke Newington Church Street, only pausing at The Tea Rooms (on the shady side) to take this photograph of its rather lovely window display.

Shopping complete and Tinkerbell (Clissold Wine's Persian cat) much admired, our sunny stroll led us effortlessly to Clissold Park. We passed St Mary's, its steeple stunning in the sunlight, and with the surrounding trees having just burst into blossom I simply had to take a photograph here - just look at that sky. Today I feel so very fortunate to be living where we do.

Grab your coat and get your hat,
leave your worry on the doorstep.
And just direct your feet
to the sunny side of the street.

Can't you hear the pitter-pat?
And that happy tune is your step.
Life can be complete
on the sunny side of the street.


  1. Sounds like a lovely day - and the blue skies were amazing weren't they? Here's to many more this spring and summer.


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