What a lovely day! Well, the whole weekend has been lovely actually.
This morning, I despatched the Other Half to the Natural History Museum (he was keen to see the Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2013 exhibition) and spent a couple of hours in the garden. There isn’t much more for me to do now. The next step is to get a professional gardener in to help me shape things. I’m keen to use the space this summer. The backdoor remained open for most of the day.
This in sharp contrast to last month. I’m keen to do a review of February today and looking through my photos, I can hardly believe that these were taken only a few weeks ago. Chalk and cheese.
Anyway, February wasn’t all bad. We had some great days out.
- Nordicana. The event was a bit of a disappointment. But we got to see Martin, Saga and the iconic car! I mean… how cool
- We went on a guided street art walking tour of East London. That was great. A couple of hours around Brick Lane and Shoreditch looking at the most influential works and understanding a bit more about the culture and the messages
- Carthy, Hardy, Farrell and Young at the Albany. Probably four of the most talented young British female folk musicians about. Fiddles, traditional songs and shanties
- A late (freezing) afternoon cruise on the Thames with an architect looking at London’s buildings through the ages. London is a building site. Constantly morphing. Juxtaposition of the old and the new. Some interesting facts: all the new Jubilee line stations were designed by different architects; Battersea Park was made possible with earth from the docks in the east; the bridges are varied and genuinely stunning (please pay attention to them next time you’re in their vicinity); architecture is more curvy and freeform nowadays thanks to computer software and the American Embassy is moving south of the river
February was great.
But I’m glad we’re in March now.