Friday, 5 August 2011
So here I am again! One year on, not wanting my summer to go to waste! Actually I am feeling very unproductive this summer....mostly because everyone seems to be doing exciting or constructive things. Meanwhile my days seem to dissolve into walks and books and films. Not that those things aren't enjoyable! As ever, I love the idea of exploring London more this holiday. I have to say it's not my favourite season for the city. The picture above is from Regent's Park, of the Boating Lake. I took out a pedalo for an hour with my sister and it was glorious to the gliding along the water under the sunshine. It reminded me of being a kid and visiting Windsor with my Dad. As well as the castle and Legoland (!), you can also take boats out onto the River. You can go a lot further there than the small lake in Regent's Park and the river winds and meanders wonderfully.
A new find for me was Gate Picturehouse in Notting Hill. Not being from the area I had no idea about this beautiful cinema. It was such a welcome break from the Vue/Odeons that cinema has become linked with these days. There were even little tables for drinks and a few rows of 'love seats' for couples at the back.