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!


The Sun is low in the sky this time of year – I took this shot at lunchtime! There are still some things to keep us entertained at Coal Drops Yard during lockdown. The restaurants and cafes are offering takeaway treats to be enjoyed on the numerous seats and benches in the area. This is… Continue reading Nonchalance

Christmas at Coal Drops

The Christmas lights have gone up surprisingly early in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross (but do we say that every year?). Here they are all lit up early one morning. No crowds today though – the restaurants and shops will remain closed for at least the next 2 weeks.

Breaking free

After spending much of the weekend indoors due to the rain, we managed to spot a break in the clouds late on Sunday morning. We took the opportunity to head to the closed car park at Alexandra Palace for some bike riding and sprints. Good to get out!

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Poor teddy!

A neon orange teddy lies forlornly in the weeds and dead leaves of an alley in Kings Cross. Reward if found!