Date: Saturday 4th March, 2015
Distance: 9.7km | Elevation: 86m
Destinations: New Cross – East Dulwich – New Cross
Start kms: 1,915.4km | Finish kms: 1,925.1km | % complete: 19.3%
The ride doesn’t always have to be long and it doesn’t always have to be challenging.
It just has to be fun.
I’ve been meaning to try out a newly opened bakery in nearby East Dulwich, Brickhouse, since it first opened. Mildly hungover and feeling somewhat lethargic, today felt like a good day to meander round with my fiancee, Ashley, and her sister Lauren.
The space is well worth a visit in itself – a vast, open space that is filled tastefully and simply with long wooden tables and chairs and well-placed wild flowers. With the cavernous space comes the potential for it to feel cold or sterile, but any such risk is immediately removed by the friendly staff, the constant whirring of the espresso machine and the buzz of the bakery itself. All of their sourdough bread and other cakes and pastries are made in their on-sote bakery and difficult to choose between.
I can, however, highly recommend the chocolate sourdough and the rhubarb and almond tart.
As I say, it wasn’t far, but it helped to clear away the cobwebs.