Tower Bridge London

February 2016 Around London

While I am still counting down the days until spring and restless for some warmer weather and longer days, I’ve come to appreciate our outdoor excursions even with the chilly temperatures. We had a rough start to the month with all of us suffering with the flu, but it wasn’t long until we were back…

National Trust Osterley House

Winter Walk at National Trust: Osterley Park & House

Earlier this month I joined the National Trust with a goal of exploring more of the countryside and heritage sites within an hour or so by car from London and, having just received their handbook of over 500 historic places, countryside and coastline, I already have a long bucket list of places to visit over the next year. The first…

Dukes Meadows Park, Chiswick

Dukes Meadows Park in Chiswick

The past week has been fairly quiet for Little T and me. We’ve mostly stayed at home or around the neighborhood as we both recover from the cold, and on warmer days we’ve ventured out for a good breath of fresh air and some sunshine. With clear skies and mild temperatures, last Thursday was one of those days, just right for a…

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground London

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Located in Kensington Gardens and next to Princess Diana’s Kensington Palace home, the Diana Memorial Playground was created by the Diana Memorial Fund and opened on 30th June 2000 in her memory. It is open to children 12 and under, and designed so less able and able-bodies children can play together. Inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, the…

Picking strawberries at Crockford Bridge Farm

Strawberry Picking at Crockford Bridge Farm

Fresh, juicy strawberries have featured in our breakfast, smoothies, snacks and desserts over the past three days since gathering a hefty 4kg’s worth at Crockford Bridge Farm in Surrey. After a our first visit to their pumpkin patch last October*, I made a mental note to return to Crockford Bridge Farm when I discovered that…