Sometimes you spend the entire weekend driving yourself insane, riding up and down the countryside in crazy traffic jams, traipsing through busy villages, flitting about in over-heated tea-rooms...searching for that quirky but quiet place to visit and the whole time all you need to do is look right under your nose. I found a few gems recently...(deep breath)...on foot (gasp-shock-horror)...in my own hood! Ye gods, but my middle name is not philistine...where have I been all this time?
So Ladies and Gents, let's down those pens for just a few minutes. Psst...Don't worry, its not cheating on your MS if it doesn't know and we're not telling. You're just taking a little break from writing. Strap on those sensible sandals dearies, grab your brightest hat if its sunny and a brolly just in case it rains...it's time for a stroll!
Our first stop is the Fan Museum
A good lady must have a fan at all times
Morning tea in the Orangerie
Lord knows we walked a good fifteen minutes so far
A lovely old map shop, step right inside...
Always browse these lovely boxes of surprises,
you never know what you'll find!
Local market for lunch
Brazilian barbacoa...a favourite!
Remember...leave room for dessert ladies and gents.
Cheese and wine for later perhaps...
Now, its time to walk off that lunch...at the park.
Brollies at the ready!
Marching ladies and gents...here we go
Greenwich, the other park with a billion $$ view.
Time for a nap in the cool afternoon breeze,
Grab a book, find a shady tree and snooze.
It's free-time on the Lady's tour.
The Lady-doth-scribe walking tours will depart on a regular basis, especially on sunny afternoons.
Do come visit us again soon!
Happy Friday All!!
A/N: A brolly is an umbrella. Quite a versatile object....protector of your skin, fabulous hair-do and body, come rain, hail or shine. Useful for poking annoying person in crowded bars, or hooligan in park. My favourite use? A walking stick!
Photos courtesy of yours truly.