Outing: South Bank muses & Turkish Deli

12 Jan

Love the muses painted on the roughed up wall behind the Oxo Tower building.
I always give the shops there a go – I like Bodo Sperlein, though didn’t venture in with Number 2 flailing his arms for fear of smashing the place up – but the whole effect is never as good as it ought to be, too many shops closed, too many jewellers, not enough of a welcome. Perhaps they could look at pop-up rentals for art collectives or groups of designer makers…
Good outing by Number 2’s count – lots of diggers, of all shapes and sizes, cement mixers and dumpers (He makes the word sound like dinosaur, but then he makes ‘chocolate’ sound like ‘toilet’ and his name comes out more like ‘baby owl’ which could stick, like ‘Bear’ Grylls). The various disruption from the shooting Shard to Borough Market, to the Globe, to the smart new Blackfriars station, … is all managed very slickly but I’m sure my tot is one of the few who actually relish its yield of CAT heavy vehicles.
Another find – for me – is The Turkish Deli in Borough Market. Olives, olive soap, food, coffee, turkish delight… Graham there made me a turkish coffee with a perfect piece of pine sap turkish delight on the side. I am converted. The turkish delight is really appealing in its range of flavours and that it contains no nasties or gelatine. I’ll let you know how the olive soap goes but the turkish delight is gone – this time we tried pomegranante & walnut then fig, which was a revelation. This is their website: http://www.theturkishdeli.com

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