More from a day trip this summer. We went to Hever Castle outside London on what felt like the last hot day of summer and it was pretty awesome. Beautiful gardens, a castle with a moat, a brilliant playground (modelled on the castle itself), a water maze (see pic 5) and a lake to explore by row boat or pedalo, to name just a few of the attractions. Next summer seems so far away right now, so it's nice to be a bit (ok, a lot) behind here on the blog. More catching up to come.
I like "doing" things for my birthday, and as I'm more of an old lady than a party animal, that usually means wandering around an old house/castle/other town. This year, at the end of August, we went to Hampton Court to check out the old digs of Henry the VIIIth. We did the maze and the audio tour (they also do a kids version - genius!) and spent a good few hours soaking it all in. It's a shame that only the castles and fancy houses are left from all those centuries ago, as it would be really interesting to see how common people like us lived back then, don't you think?
Haven't been outside properly this week, so I made myself go for a lovely/gorgeous/beautiful/wonderful walk this morning on Hampstead Heath. I think my body is getting ready for hibernation, as I feel really lethargic at the moment. I hope it's temporary, because it feels waaaaay too soon.
These pix are from when we went to see Lee Bul at the Hayward Gallery in August, which I didn't rate at all. Looked like re-hashed Yayoi Kusama and Louise Bourgeois if you ask me. It was much more fun with Oomoo and his cuz out on the terrace...
Kew Gardens, and this summer was no different. As the summer had been so dry there wasn't much to look at outside, which is why nearly all of these are from the Palm House. It's almost time to return and check out the autumn colours. Can't wait to see them.
this book this summer (which I haven't read yet), and I'm up for coming across things and sights, rather than actively seeking them out. Who's with me?