Sunday, 26 February 2017

First Flea of 2017 - 25th February

WOW! An amazing and successful first flea for 2017!

A big "thank you" to all the fantastic stall holders who all helped to make the February flea market such a success and to Barbara, the very supportive and enthusiastic landlady of our market venue -
The Grange Pub, Ealing.

The day got off to a good start.  I was out and about early doing a last bit of flyering and listening to the Jo Good and Simon Lederman morning show on BBC Radio London. They mentioned the 9.15 am billboard slot and were asking listeners to call in to promote local markets, events etc.  It was too good an opportunity to let pass and before I knew it I was chatting to Jo and Simon about the market. A great bit of free advertising to a massive audience.  Quite nerve racking though as a first time caller!

The February market saw the welcome addition of lots of new, talented craft stalls.  In particular I loved the knitted Easter egg holders made by Sue Kitt of Wildlife Wonders ( and the very cute animals cleverly knitted by Jennie MacLeod (

We were also joined by Lucy Savage, Ealing's very own chocolatier ( and regular Sugar and Spice trader Denise of Denalis Jewellery.

My daughter enjoyed her first ever tarot reading thanks to Eva ( who was taking tarot readings in the potting shed!

We had visitors young and old and lots of cute dogs too!

The next flea market will be held on 29th April at The Grange Pub, 12-5pm.  All stall enquiries please email:

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Tarot Readings at The Grange

Sugar and Spice kicks off 2017 at The Grange Pub, Ealing on 25th February (12-5pm).

At the first market of the year, we see the welcome addition of a tarot reader - Eva Zadah.

Eva has been a tarot reader for 10 years and has practised in many different places including Camden and Covent Garden markets.  Eva's talents also include the making of silver and stone jewellery (

The Tarot is a pack of 78 playing cards that have been around since the mid-15th century.  Tarot cards have been used both for divination (predicting the future) as well as a kind of guided meditation.  The cards are categorised either as Major Arcana or Minor Arcana.  The 22 Major Arcana cards depict images like the Hanged Man, the Devil, the Wheel of Life and the Fool.  The 56 Minor Arcana cards are suit cards but rather than spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs, there are wands, swords, cups and pentacles.

The Tarot is a collection of symbols or archetypes that represent all of human experience and there are various ways to spread the deck and read it. 

If you would like a tarot reading, please come along on the 25th - email to book a time or just turn up on the day.  Readings run from 12-5pm.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

2016 Highlights

Sugar and Spice Flea Market launched in the summer of 2016, on 23rd July at the wonderful Grange Pub, Ealing.  (

The garden was packed out with stalls as was the potting shed and summer house.

Stallholders included the lovely Denise of  Denalis Jewellery and cards (, the very talented Seena of Bottlebee ( and perfumier Sarah of the amazing 4160 Tuesdays (

The sun shone all day on what ended up to be the hottest day of the year yet!

My talented Auntie Rosemary provided the logo for the flea and has since designed a blue version too!

With another flea in September and November, we ended 2016 with a Christmas night market, complete with mulled wine (which definitely warmed us all up!!).  

To keep traders toasty warm we used the conservatory along with the summer house.   Gifty of Gifty's Relish joined us and her chutney proved very popular. (,  My favourite is the cucumber relish which was a great addition to our Christmas cheese board.

I love the work of Leah from Stitchdom ( - Leah has joined all the Sugar and Spice Flea Markets to date with her outrageously funny cross stitch designs.

Here's to a successful 2017!  Happy New Year everyone x

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Pinch, Punch First of the Month

Stalls were full of great products tonight with the welcome addition of delicious chutneys by Gifty ( - the cucumber one is my favourite!

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the market and a big thank you to the Grange Pub and staff for being such wonderful hosts again.

We will be back on 25th February 2017.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Supporting the Young Enterprise Project

The Christmas Flea on 1st December will be supporting 'Dexterity' - a group formed as part of the Young Enterprise Project at St Augustine's Priory. The aim of the project is to encourage young people to engage their entrepreneurial minds and challenge them to starting their own business and selling their own products. They will then present these at the Young Enterprise Convention, where Apprentice Judges will judge their innovation!
Team ‘Dexterity’ will be selling their pamper products called ‘Indulgence’ A package box includes a festive candle, two mini bath bombs and a handmade lavender, tea tree and orange soap bar.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Bertie the Balloon joins the Christmas Flea!

Bertie is a character who appears in a series of story books aimed at 0-7 year olds.  He is big, red and magical and in each book he goes on a different adventure meeting wonderful children and getting into predicaments that he must overcome.

Bertie is the creation of children's author Kim Robinson and is illustrated by Aneta Neuman, both local west London mummies.

Kim will be selling 3 of the published books and Bertie merchandise.

Book titles:

Bertie the Balloon at the Fairground
Bertie the Balloon at the Zoo and brand new book Bertie the Balloon at the Farm.