November 2018 photos

This month’s photos are all from Richmond Park, one walk on a sunny day and one on a misty day. I can be a bit fickle about Richmond Park, I’ve walked it for years, so often crave somewhere new but sometimes, like this month, it’s really good to walk familiar paths and besides, it’s only…

October 2018 photos

Other than a walk on the Thames Path, this month I’ve photographed mainly the cat that’s not my cat. – and Richmond Park, which is looking glorious at the moment.

Thames Path South – section 3c

We did the next bit of section 3 on the south side of the Thames Path today, Greenwich to Thames Barrier. It was considerably nicer weather than when we did sections 3a and b, so some photos. Excuse the mainly black and white shots, the area felt very much a black and white area, when…

September 2018 photos

Aside from the photos from my two canal walks, my only real photos of note this month were from the London Design Festival. Above is an installation that was in Trafalgar Square, which I particularly liked. I wonder if the designer was particularly banking on how grey London can get because the orange of the…

Paddington to King’s Cross by the Regent’s Canal

I carried on my canal walking from where I left off last time and walked from Paddington Basin to King’s Cross, mostly by the Regent’s Canal, I say mostly because I had to take a number of detours, notably around Camden, so the walk was less straightforward than my Grand Union Canal walk (although less likely, although…

A book inspired walk – Alperton Tube to Paddington Basin

I recently read Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, close (ish) to the beginning of the story, one of the characters walks from his posh flat in central London to an area near Wembley and he walks along the Grand Union Canal. In one bit of his journey, he walks along an aqueduct over the North…

August 2018 photos

I’ve done much more traveling than normal for me this month, so lots of photos, also check out my Bournemouth post. Frieze Sculpture 2018 (Regent’s Park, London – still on until 7 October) Cwm Idwal walk (in Snowdonia, one of the most challenging walks I’ve been on, although saying that, little kids were doing it) Flowers from my…

Bournemouth

I’m planning on starting a monthly photo post of photos I’m pleased with that month but after a recent trip to Bournemouth, I’ve had so many photos that I’m happy with, I thought I’d do a separate post. We had some very variable weather. With one morning wet enough to drive us into the aquarium….

#100embroideredflowers

So, I’ve finally finished my #100embroideredflowers project! Inspired by #the100dayproject, I photographed and embroidered a flower each day for 100 days. Well, sometimes (not as often as I thought might happen), the flower for that day proved extra complex to stitch or I had zero time due to other things and then the flower wasn’t…

5 things I liked this week – 13.7.18

1. More fantastic walks in Richmond Park. 2. Helping out on the language school (where I work) summer trip. 3. That it’s been feeling (towards the end of the week) a little cooler but we could still desperately do with some rain, everything is yellow. 4. Listening to Motown. 5. The Trump balloon.