Changing times

Change is in the air. Not only was it a warmer, changeable day at Kew Gardens; it is the end of the half term holiday, and schools are most likely due to reopen in a couple of weeks after a lockdown of over 2 months. The vaccine rollout has been excellent, meaning that moving back… Continue reading Changing times

Live and let live

I spotted this tree outside Coldfall Wood. Isn’t it great to see a tree that has not been lopped? The branches are free to “branch out” to make beautiful shapes, ending in the finest lines at the edges of the crown, exquisite during winter.

Pretty in pink

What more to say? A beautiful sunset over the rooftops of north west London. I was lucky to look out of the window, as it was a fleeting view, gone after a few minutes.

Changeable weather

I woke this morning to a fire sky. Reds and oranges rose from bare branches, contrasting beautifully with the dark blue sky above. Then, it started to cloud over. Within a couple of hours the snow started falling… and continued to leave the ground covered. Everyone headed to nearby Alexandra Palace to make the most… Continue reading Changeable weather

Winter walk

A cold winter’s day was the setting for a brisk walk across Hampstead Heath. The pale sun seeped through the hazy blanket of cloud. Above, the bare trees creaked as they gently swayed.

Winter sunshine

What a beautiful afternoon in north London. On a walk through Highgate Wood, the sunlight streams through the trees. Blue skies overhead form the background to the branches reaching up into space. It’s great to get out after our first week of home learning in front of screens in this third lockdown.

Blueberry jam

Having returned from France, we were required to isolate at home for 5 days before having a test. So we ordered a load of food and hunkered down. I managed to save two punnets of blueberries from going bad by turning them into jam. It was my first time making jam, and did not realise… Continue reading Blueberry jam

Red squirrel

I am in a little village called St Pierre d’Autils in Normandy, France. This is the home of my parents-in-law. They have a huge woodland garden, a great place to relax and listen to the silence. We spotted this fellow this morning. He stayed still for long enough for me to snap a few shots!… Continue reading Red squirrel

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Sun, trees and spire

The Sun rises above Muswell Hill, North London. Now that the leaves are all off the trees, we get a view of the spire of St James Muswell Hill during the winter. Looks like it’s going to be a clear, crisp morning!

Under construction

Though Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square are slick and sophisticated, much of Kings Cross is still a construction site. Most of the people around at dawn are construction workers sipping coffees before the day’s work begins. Here is the Coal Drops Yard Christmas tree – baubels inside!