Tag Archive: parks

Osterley Park and House

During the nice weather in July I spent a sunny Sunday afternoon visiting Osterley Park and House, a National Trust property in West London.  The ornate house is surrounded by manicured gardens and extensive… Continue reading

Springtime at Kew

One of the upsides to living somewhere with a proper winter is the chance to see a proper spring. After the long, cold winter and its bare greys and browns, it is lovely… Continue reading

Bath (the extra bits)

As I mentioned previously, Bath is a lovely place especially for wandering. Here’s a few more pics of the sights at Easter. I saw these lions and a few similarly decorated pigs around town.… Continue reading

Fortresses and timber frames

Meandering south west from Mont Saint-Michel, St Malo’s fortress style surrounds beckoned. Rennes is known for its timber framed buildings. I spent a nice, sunny lunch time wandering around the central part of the city,… Continue reading

Elephants on parade!

Last year London was inundated by brightly coloured elephants. They popped up in malls, parks and near famous landmarks. The elephants (made of some sort of plastic or plaster) were decorated by artists and… Continue reading

Waiting on Spring

I know I have just over one month of official winter weather left here in the UK but I’m hoping for an end to hostilities and the threat of snow soon. There’s no guarantees though. The… Continue reading

Winter Wanders 2

Following on from the previous post, here are some pics of Richmond Park. The last Saturday in January was lovely and bright but still rather cold. There was still frost/snow on the ground and… Continue reading

Winter Wanders

The last weekend in January was home to an event that happens a three times a year in London. Walk London organises a series of guided walks all over the Capital. Some walks are themed (lots… Continue reading

Happy (belated) birthday to the blog!

I feel bad, I forgot – I’m so terrible at remembering birthdays and anniversaries. This probably should have been my Wednesday post but I lost track of the date. Anyway, it turns out… Continue reading

Greenwich boat trip

A few weekends ago I took a river boat to Greenwich to visit the markets and the lovely park that surrounds the observatory. It was a fabulous idea that clearly many other people… Continue reading