First published 19 October 2013
I had to spend a couple of days in London this week, and with the best part of a Friday morning going begging before my flight home I decided to revisit an old haunt, Borough Market. We were quite fond of this place in our resto days - the retail 'farmers' market' bit, with all sorts of interesting producers, hadn't been going for very long and it seemed very 'real' and non gastro-porn-y. And it was always good to nip over the road and have a coffee at our coffee bean suppliers, Monmouth Coffee.
We've been writing here and there and about this and that since we arrived at Maison Grillou in 2007, just as we did back in our Norfolk days. From 2008 all the way up to the end of 2012 I blogged regularly about our first years in the Ariège and our - um - adventures renovating this house and welcoming its first guests. If you really have nothing better to do (or just want to see what we used to look like or know what we got up to in those days), you can still read those early posts here: