We were inclined to take today gently after our long ramble yesterday. As it happened, we didn’t need a huge amount of shopping, just a few things to keep us ticking over.
The Farmers’ Market
We followed our usual path through Chapel Market to the supermarket.
We had soon worked through our short shopping list.
At the checkout
Because we made good time, we reached the checkouts before these became busy.
Going through Chapel Market
I hurried through Chapel Market to Mercer’s, arriving to find a fairly long queue ahead of me. When Tigger caught up with me, she suggested, because of this, that we give Mercer’s a miss, something I was happy to agree to.
We made for home, put away the shopping and set out again, this time heading for Myddelton’s deli.
Is that a cat I see before me?
As we descended towards Myddelton Square, Tigger spotted a shape on the pavement near the church. It looked rather like a cat.
Definitely a cat
It definitely was a cat. We thought of greeting the cat politely with a view to possible friendship but said feline was preoccupied by other matters and, beyond perfunctorily noting our presence, paid no further attention to us. We soon spied the reason why: there were several squirrels playing chase-me in the trees, enough to attract any cat’s interest!
The cat now disappeared, no doubt wishing to pursue its studies of squirrel behaviour from a new angle. I have little fear that the cat will catch any of the squirrels: no matter how agile the cat, squirrels are many times faster and have the advantage of being able to run up trees at the least hint of danger.
Someone’s feeding the pigeons
As we passed the garden, rapid movement of the avian colony attracted our attention. Yes, someone was feeding tje pigeons!
Outside Myddelton’s deli
We found a table at the deli and settled there with our coffee.
We had of course had breakfast before going to Sainsbury’s but when Tigger proposed croissants with our coffee, I wasn’t going to be a spoilsport, was I? 🙂
After coffee, Tigger expressed a wish to see the fallen tree too (see Coffee later for a reminder). We walked down Wharton Street and then through Prideaux Place.
We passed through Percy Circus that we visited often during lockdown “exercise” outings. Tigger remarked that just being there made her feel peaceful, a feeling I share.
Fallen tree behind the flowerbed
We went up the path to Bevin Court and I took a photo across this flowerbed with the fallen tree behind it.
I was so captivated by this group of flowers that they seemed worth a photo all to themselves.
The tree, or what remains of it, was still where I saw it last. Perhaps they are going to leave it there as a “bug hotel”.
The debris make a border
The branches cut from the trunk have been laid out with some other pieces of wood to form a border round a bed of plants.
Side view of Bevin Court
We continued up the path, past Bevin Court. This building fascinates me for some reason, perhaps because I find myself wondering what it is like to live in such a large block.
Panorama front view
I took this panorama view of the front of the complex. The gardens with their trees certainly improve its appearance.
We, however, now made our leisurely way home with lunch in view!