There is a lot I could tell you about the history of this place, most of it probably from Wikipedia because I’d had a couple of glasses of mulled wine by the time I finished the day and soooome (most) of it has kind of receded into the bleariness of lovely memories. But I think the pictures definitely speak for themselves…(more…)
London’s Docklands. They have always seemed to me the eeriest of places – so still and secretive in a way, and steeped in history that is at turns violent, bloody, and cruel in its happenings – to people and animals alike. (more…)
When I stepped into this garden centre in East London, just down the road from Cambridge Heath Station, it was like a breath of fresh air… literally – all the London smog and bits that fly in the air out on the main road were replaced by air that was cool, clean and sweet-smelling. All of this greenery in a completely unimposing warehouse building on Cambridge Heath Road. Step inside to have a look around!
Juust to give you a taster of what’s coming up, I’ve found training courses with seal pups in Cornwall, leading horse treks in Madagascar, and whale-watching in Yorkshire. It’s kind of amazing what you can do on a budget. #budgetlearners Enjoy! And let me know which training course you choose!
A pair of Egyptian geese enjoying a morning bathe in St James’s Park. This beautiful species of goose are native to Africa. The Ancient Egyptians believed they were sacred and these geese feature frequently in artwork from this period.
The BT Tower rising like a spaceship from a street in the Borough of Camden.
Reflections in Autumn on the lake’s surface, Regent’s Park.
Regent’s Park in beautiful hues. Tranquil and blue.
A homeless gentleman feeding the ducks in the early morning hours in St James’s Park.
Warm sun on my back on one of my walks at lunchtime in Green Park.
A passage read during one of my strolls from Jon Krakauer’s novel ‘Into the Wild’.
So many squirrels burrowing fervently as fast as the gardeners can dig up the borders to plant new flowers for the season!
A cold morning light from the bridge in St James’s Park, my favourite spot.
Some white geese taking a nap under their wings.
The elusive black swan paddles in solitude away from some festive hanging berries.
A member of the Golden Eye duck family whizzing by.
Click on the photo and read the captions to find out where to see all these amazing birds! (more…)