Monday, April 30, 2012

Cyclists as far as the eye can see

The London Cycling Campaign's Big Ride was wet and grey but still 10,000 people turned out.

Marvellous stuff.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Window sill gardening


The window sill garden corner is looking a bit more green!

We've got lettuce, lavender, lemon balm, parsley and sweet pea seedlings emerging. Plus, four trays of mixed salad leaves, each at a different stage on their eventual progression to my plate.

I think the oldest are ready to by munched on any day now!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Kew Gardens: I suspect they have a hose pipe ban exemption...



A weekend or two back, when the sun was shining and it seemed summer was well and truly on its way, we took a day to visit Kew Gardens.

It was beautiful, of course. Daffodils, cherry trees and magnolias flowering around every corner. Not to mention the multiple Victorian green houses, which are spectacular in both engineering and greenery.


We wandered.
Had a picnic.
Slept in the sun.

I'm aware of how idyllic and clich├ęd this is sounding. I also had a mild attack of the fears on the tree top walk. Less idyllic.

Kew is undoubtedly worth a visit if you're in London. They are currently running a two for one deal on entry with National Rail tickets. Plus,there are a handfull of nice pubs on Kew Green should you need refreshment on the way home. 

I needed it, especially after my brain that decided I didn't like heights only after I'd climbed all those steps to canopy level. Thanks brain.

As a memento I collected a handful of small, but perfectly formed pine cones for crafting purposes.


Some have been reinvented in different shades of blue/gray and strewn strategically placed about the living room.