5 things I liked this week – 28.7.17

1. A walk in Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. 2. Game of Thrones is back!!!! I love how everyone looks like they’re from some old epic movie. 3. The extra long flower bed at Kew. 4. Having a bath for the first time in a month (I’ve had showers!). 5. Top of the Lake is…

5 things I liked this week – 19.5.17

1. I went for a lovely walk through Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park and it was in full bloom. Isabella Plantation is not my most favourite spot in the park, I prefer it’s wild, open spaces and it’s far less managed and far more natural woods, so I’m not sure if I’ve ever walked through…

5 things I liked this week – 5.5.17

1. Making sourdough. 2. A gorgeous walk in Richmond Park, I am very into Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) at the moment. 3. I planted some wild garlic, a week or so ago. There are so many wild garlic recipes that I would like to try but I have some time (possibly years) before I manage to…

The Tamsin Trail

I’ve lived near Richmond Park for nearly 12 years now and one of the things I’d always meant to do, for probably nearly all that time, was to do the Tamsin Trail, which is a route around the edge of the park. For some reason, for all that time, I thought that the route was…

5 things I liked this week – 17.3.17

1. I went for a really nice walk in Richmond Park on Monday, the weather was gorgeous and there was a spring in my step, so I managed to walk right across to the other side of the park and back, well sort of back, I ended up going the wrong direction and coming out…

5 things I liked this week – 3.2.17

Going to see the Lockwood Kipling exhibition at the V&A. I particularly liked the massive screens showing footage swooping over India and learning about Lockwood Kipling’s relationship with his son, Rudyard Kipling. Embroidery thread being back in my local department store! Anchor embroidery thread disappeared from branches of John Lewis across the country a few…

5 things I liked this week – 27.1.17

1. Going out for a family meal at Byron’s, which is an odd thing to like, as I don’t like burgers and I couldn’t eat one of their chicken burgers at the time, as my TMJ was really bad (I ended up having a side of macaroni cheese) but it was just nice to get…

A foggy and frosty Richmond Park

I wasn’t planning on a walk this morning but when I stepped out the door this morning for the school run, I knew that Richmond Park would be beautiful, so I couldn’t resist.

5 things I liked this week – 9.12.16

1. A really nice frosty walk through Richmond Park. A particular highlight was when, walking along a path, the sun so low, I literally couldn’t see ahead of me, the glare so bright, I walk into the shadow of a tree and there ahead of me, on one side of the path was a group…

The Hanging Tree

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love the Rivers of London series (a series of books about London’s magical law enforcement) I particularly love the audiobooks, so this latest one could do no wrong, Featuring, as usual, Peter’s opinions on modern architecture and witty asides about modern policing,…