It was whilst we were on our way to Eltham Palace & Gardens, an English Heritage property about a 45 minute walk from where I live in South East London, that I began to have the feeling we were being watched. (more…)
There is nothing quite like walking in the woods alone, in winter. I love the stillness, as though your breath is the only thing moving. Tang of dying leaves and soft sunlight. Clean footsteps and crisp cold air. (more…)
Just a quick post on Aries, my star sign. I’ve been reading loads of inspiring quotes recently from @Zodiacfact and @Illuminati who both have great Twitter accounts for positive thoughts and zodiac followers. I decided to post some of the quotes that came up on my feed today because they were really, really accurate! (more…)
For too long I’ve pretty much been feeling like the above, writing down all my life lessons for myself and then never remembering them until I’m inebriated on the tube and scrolling through my phone thinking how wise I am! So I’ve decided to write them down here and dedicate a page to it so that they can help me and, hopefully, a lot of other people too who might need a little pick me up! (more…)
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…)
I decided my first Music post should be about the eerily beautiful, melancholy Irish song ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’. Growing up with an itinerant, loud and song-loving Yorkshireman who spent his time farming in one of the most stunning parts of Sussex and whipping-in for the Brighton and Storrington foot beagles, Irish folk and hunting songs were the backdrop to my early life… (more…)