It was a picturesque morning when I hopped on the bicycle and cycled to the farmers' market. On setting off I was very pleased with myself for saving the planet and burning calories at the same time. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and I was thoroughly convinced I was the modern day Snow White. It wasn't particularly far or mountainous but to say I arrived less than glamorous and somewhat flustered would be an understatement. Let's just say there was a bumble bee that seemed certain its hive was my nostril.
After the herculean exercise regime I had been through that morning you can understand why I chomped my way through a sausage roll immediately on arrival. This, several servings of chutney on crackers and some coffee allowed me to peruse the market without fear of fainting. Good job too as I got myself 1lb of venison mince and some purple sprouting broccoli. The mince was £2 and a bagful of broccoli was 95p. Absolute bargain.