5 things I liked this week – 22.6.18

1.Lots of visits from the neighbour’s cat. 2.The big wide open spaces of Richmond Park. 3. A bus ride through a part of London I don’t often visit (an excellent people and architecture watching opportunity). 4. Stuart MacBride’s The Blood Road was a good audiobook listen, it was good to get back to some familiar…

5 things I liked this week – 4.5.18

1. Another nice walk in Richmond Park (the photo above is just outside the park, near Ham Gate). 2. The whole of Homeland this series is brilliant but eek, this week’s episode, it started off a little slowly but I could barely breathe by the end. 3. I’ve finished reading The Immortalists this week, it…

5 things I liked this week – 27.4.18

1. Going for a lovely walk in Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. 2. I’m really happy with how my #100embroideredflowers project is going. 3. I’m doing a writing course at the moment and absolutely loving it, my first pieces have just been assessed and I got some comments I’m really pleased with, particularly as I’m…

Beverly Brook Walk

I finally got round to doing the Beverly Brook Walk today, I’ve done bits of it before but not all of it. It runs along the Beverly Brook, through Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and along various other smaller commons near the Thames. It’s not, to be honest, the most exciting walk in the world but…

5 things I liked this week – 23.2.18

1. We went to see the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens. 2. I had a nice walk in Richmond Park. 3. Enjoyed some gently spicy food. 4. Really liked listening to / reading (I have an audiobook / Kindle combo for this one) Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, it’s totally fascinating. 5. Ironically, I’ve…

5 things I liked this week – 9.2.18

1. I’m currently volunteering at the London Transport Museum, I had a tour of the depot this week and it was fascinating. 2. The latest Space X launch, yes I know Elon Musk is a tech bro and it was a bit of a gimmick and yes, you could argue that the money could be…

A winter’s walk

Have you seen the #thedarkisreading hashtag on Twitter? It’s a read along of the wonderful The Dark is Rising, which was my favourite book of all time, back when I was a kid. It starts today, 20th December, Midwinter’s Eve, which is when the book starts and it will follow along until Twelfth Night (the…

5 things I liked this week – 15.12.17

1. Walking in Richmond Park in the snow (okay, it wasn’t much but still, Londoners can get excited about even the most minimal amounts of the stuff). 2. Popping into the V&A, their Christmas tree was cool and the Winnie the Pooh exhibition was rather nice. It’s always inspiring to visit exhibitions about authors and…

Capital Ring – the final section (for me)

So, the final Capital Ring section for me, I had started, back in February 2016 on section 7 and today I finally did section 6, Wimbledon to Richmond. I had been looking forward to this one, as section 6 is home turf, well the Richmond Park bit of the section is anyway, despite living relatively…