07 August 2007

Gorgeous and Green

To prevent a reoccurence of yesterday, the FB, the Count and I went for a walk through the parks to a fantastic playground about 2 miles away. Usually at this time of the year the grass is brown and dry, and everything has a sort of brittle, dried out quality to it; but because we've had so much rain, the grass and everything is still lush and green.


This photo was taken about 5 minutes walk from my home; another 2 minutes walk, and the view would have been of a burnt out abandoned car.
We spent 3 hours in the playground while the FB checked out all the climbing frames and slides but as we took a picnic with us, and it was such a beautiful day it didn't matter.




On the way home as we searched for an icecream van we walked through the grounds of this house. I couldn't tell you what it is called just that it is set in one of the parks we walk through and the gardens are lovely.









Then, beside the church where Sir Walter Raleigh's head some believe is buried, we finally found an icecream van.





7 comments:

Isabelle said...

That really doesn't look like London to me. It looks like... I don't know, Norfolk or something. Are you sure you know where you are, or is it just that London has bits that are a lot nicer than I think?

How very upsetting about the nasty pre-teen. Sympathy. Maybe you could just accidentally stand on his foot?

velcro said...

I'm definately in London, Greater London that is, but still London. There are some very beautiful parts of the city, and some incredible eyesores too.

Fairlie said...

Beautiful lush and green views, open parkland, stately houses, icecream vans, Sir Walter Raleigh's head and burnt out cars...your new neighbourhood really has it all!

Molly said...

That last picture epitomises England, or how I imagine it to be.

meggie said...

It all looks incredibly beautiful in your pics. I would never have thought it to be London... though I have never been there!

Aunty Evil said...

Lovely pics! I have had a lifelong dream to visit England, this makes me want it even more! (not the burnt out car, we have those here)

My float said...

Do you really live there? It's so incredibly beautiful. Imagine living so close to a church with a person's head in it. Sigh. London is so full of history...