Monday, 30 May 2011

Lazy hazy Saturdays in Richmond

I finally made my pilgrimage to Richmond and was not disappointed. The grey flatness of the day and my dusty head did not take away from the joy rowing regattas, punting boats, wild bambi deer, Petersham Nursery and cider at the White Horse to finish.

Tea and cake at Petersham Nurseries was divine and worth the 16 pounds we paid for a pot of tea, a sandwich and a piece of cake...

The Nurseries and Restaurant are such a beautiful oasis of green and everywhere I looked was a sight for my sore eyes.... from long wooden dining tables to wrought iron chairs, bowls full of giant lemons and wooden carts overflowing with flowers to carrot, beetroot and lemon cakes baked to perfection.

Its free entry to just wander about and no booking necessary for the tea rooms. I advise taking the Sunday paper and spending the entire day reading, drinking tea, eating cake and marvelling at the simple beauty that surrounds.

Treat yourself.

Why why why??

In a moment of inspiration I have decided to venture into the unknown and combat my fears of on-line technicalities to create a blog.

I had this beautiful moment on the train to Hammersmith the other day where the sun was setting into one of those melting, leaking balls framed by deserted industrial buildings and train lines. And I thought, that's one of many beautiful moments london has every day and I would like to share it.

So here it is, a beginners blog honoring small everyday moments of beauty in a city that can at times test the heart and soul.