Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I've forgotten how green London is and how we Brits love our urban gardens. Yesterday we visited friends in Balham and Clapham, both with small but beautifully patioed back yards. Annette 1 & Sam's even has grapes which they're turning into wine courtesy a company just down the road in Tooting which does it for them. Annette 2 & Renzo's is equally lovely, with a swing and enough flowers to trigger my otherwise dormant hayfever while we ate barbequed lamb and aubergines under the Heathrow flightpath. It's at times like these that I really miss living in London. On Sunday we had an idyllic picnic in St James's Park. And today we had coffee in the green quad of the V&A which has become a real focal point of the museum. Of course, the weather helps.