Thursday, 7 June 2012

Weekend Sunshine I

Look, I know that the grey skies and rain are back again, and that most of you probably spent a good part of the Bank Holiday weekend freezing your socks off under union jack umbrellas next to a murky river (I certainly did), but for a couple of weeks we had sunshine. Beautiful sunshine. So beautiful that the entire office seemed to depart en mass for the park each lunchtime, taking far longer away from our desks than was really decent, buying ice creams from the kiosk and making daisy chains which would later wither quickly next to mouse-mats and tape dispensers. 

The first of the sunny weekends M and I hopped on a train south to Richmond, avoiding the rugby, choosing  instead the buttercup strewn riverbank, Isabella Plantation and confident deer. In the evening we listened to the London Symphony Orchestra perform live in Trafalgar Square as the setting sun cast a golden glow over players and audience alike, then headed to the river for drinks on a boat. On the Sunday a friend and I walked through Soho without jackets, ate lunch at Princi, then saw the Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery with a friend, followed by our first Snogs of the season. 


Someone told me recently that bluebells are the hardest flower to photograph, that capturing their blue is tricky, elusive. I think they were right.


  1. It looks so lovely with all the spring flowers out. Looks like you had a nice day.

  2. Ah looks like it was lovely. Hopefully the weather returns to that again soon as there are really some brilliant British summertime activities when the weather permits.

  3. These are stunning. I love, love, love the pink flowers around the pool - gorgeous! And I'm with you on the difficulty of photographing bluebells - the colour's a challenge and so is their odd shape, yet they're so pretty in real life.

  4. I love looking at your photos. Richmond is one of my most favourite places, so easy to while away a whole day there.

  5. These photos are gorgeous :) I love that they're bursting with colour !! I have to thank you for introducing me to Happiness Forgets, i tried it this weekend with a few friends and loved the atmosphere, the service and the drinks!!!!