bottom of the garden

We have a garden of two halves. One end is fairly neat and tidy. It has an herbaceous border (i love that phrase) and a lawn and a place to sit. There are roses and lavender. Then there is the other end of the garden, beyond a conifer and fig tree. Here you’ll find a…

Neal’s Yard

This yard is near Covent Garden but was, for us, a bit difficult to find. We actually just stumbled upon it in the end. I knew where we were because I’d seen pictures of it. It’s a very colourful place (especially if you have your camera on it’s ‘vivid’ setting) Without vivid setting it looks…

the garden this week

The holly has flowers. I’m hoping that this means that we will have holly berries by Christmas. Last year we had one berry! Can you spot the spider? or is it an ant? I didn’t see it there when I took the photo. This rose has beautiful scent. I love roses but they are best…

ladybirds

The ladybirds are busy! I don’t think though that these guys are the ladybirds that really belong here. I have a feeling that these are relative newcomers called harlequin ladybirds. If you take a look at this website you can compare my garden ladybirds with the photos on the site. You may of course have…

blossom and bloom

Loving the garden at the moment. These pictures were taken last week. The blossom has almost gone from the trees now – every now and then you see some more floating away. Have spent some of this evening watching the Eurovision semi finals. Looking forward to Saturday!

a walk along the South Bank

We have been voting here – I have never felt before that my vote was really sought after but we now live in a ward that is a close run race and have had people from the three main political parties knocking on the door, one on polling day itself. We have a referendum in…

allotment

I feel as though I am in charge at my allotment at the moment rather that it being in charge of me. It’s possible that the very slow start to Spring has helped. It’s also true that the war on weeds is. at the moment, being won. There is still bind weed but not as…

Lincoln’s Inn

A very long time ago I had a summer job in London at Staple Inn. In my lunch break I would go for a wander and sometimes end up round the corner at Lincoln’s Inn. It is perfectly possible to think that you have travelled back in time as you wander the streets around the…

love it or hate it?

Senate House was built in the 1930’s. It is home to the admin of the University of London. Now, I love it. I can just imagine Hercule Poirot  wandering past this Art deco giant while on his way to solve another murder. Apparently Hitler loved it too and decided to make it his HQ when he…

democracy

Just a few snap shots of the anti government protest that took place in London a few weeks ago. Lots of people, mainly peaceful, loads of police and some rain. This is a good thing about living in a country where you can protest against the government. But I don’t like the way a handful of…

Garden Square

There are lots of Garden Squares in Central London. Quite a lot of them are locked up and you have to be a resident to gain access. But happily this is not always the case. We found a very nice square to visit at the weekend. We did not clamber over railings in homage to…