Slow Summer | Weekday Walk | The Hermitage Riverside Memorial Garden

Created in memory of London's East End residents killed in World War II, the Hermitage Riverside Memorial Garden sits on the former site of Hermitage Wharf, which was destroyed in a firebomb raid in December 1940. When the area came to be redeveloped in the late 1990s, the builders of a new block of flats … Continue reading Slow Summer | Weekday Walk | The Hermitage Riverside Memorial Garden

Weekday Walk | The Mayfair Art Trail 2022

South Molton Street The Boy and I walked the streets of Mayfair recently, following this year's Art Trail. It has to be said that it was quite a frustrating 90 minutes - many of the installations didn't appear to be where the map said they would be, it was quite peoplely and it was humid. … Continue reading Weekday Walk | The Mayfair Art Trail 2022

Weekday Walk | London’s Platinum Jubilee Corgi Trail

Outside Westminster Cathedral Her Majesty The Queen is well known for her love of dogs, and corgis have become a recognised symbol of her 70-year reign. Her majesty has owned an estimated 30 corgis and dorgis (and corgi mixes) during this time. In honour of this and to celebrate her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, the areas … Continue reading Weekday Walk | London’s Platinum Jubilee Corgi Trail

Weekday Walk Chelsea in Bloom | 2022 | Photo Heavy

Following the relaxation of the UK's Covid-19 rules, the Chelsea Flower Show was back in its usual spot of late May, and as in previous years, large swathes of Chelsea were decorated with incredible floral designs. I took 72 photos, all on my iPhone, and meandered through Chelsea for a little over an hour. My … Continue reading Weekday Walk Chelsea in Bloom | 2022 | Photo Heavy

Weekday Walk | Chelsea in Bloom | Photo Heavy

The Chelsea Flower Show took place in late September, having been cancelled last year and delayed from May this year. And as in previous years, large swathes of Chelsea were decorated with incredible floral designs. Want to see? The Cadogan Hotel, Sloane Street - this was my overall favourite: Tiffany, Sloane Street - I loved … Continue reading Weekday Walk | Chelsea in Bloom | Photo Heavy

Me on Monday

It was a busy week, with lovely Autumnal weather We took delivery of a brand new mattress for our bedTilly and I met our friend for a long afternoon walkI went to see Chelsea in Bloom :)There was a day of Zoom meetings :(There was a lot of moving furniture aroundSeveral hundred books were taken … Continue reading Me on Monday

The Tusk Lion Trail

Opposite the Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square The charity Tusk currently has a pride of lions spread across Central London - an art trail with a difference. Forty seven life-sized lion sculptures, designed and made by some of the planet’s foremost artists, musicians and sportspeople, are roaming streets around the city to highlight the threats … Continue reading The Tusk Lion Trail

Slow Summer | Giro the Alsatian

In Central London, at 9 Carlton House Terrace, is the grave of Giro the Alsatian, whose owner Dr. Leopold von Hoesch was a well-respected diplomat under both the Weimar Republic and Nazi governments (and famously received a full Nazi funeral in London in 1936). Giro had died two years earlier, after chewing through an electrical … Continue reading Slow Summer | Giro the Alsatian