Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Great British Summer: the Basics

When the sun decides to shine, 
after an eternity of rain, snow and cold, 
life in the UK suddenly changes...

A Mum in London

In is out, out is in. 
Boating, bathing, sunbathing, picnicking: 
in summery London
everything happens in the park.

A Mum in London

Flowers bloom, gardens become glorious 
and the air is filled with the roses' smell. 

A Mum in London

Strawberries, cucumber, fresh mint and limes 
conspire to make the most delicious 
summer drink ever: Pimm's. 

A Mum in London

Wellies retire. 
You can walk barefoot; 
mud's not here anymore.

A Mum in London

Summer picnics.
The best restaurant is the one
with seats made of grass,
a roof with a view
and a menu under 10. 

A Mum in London

An afternoon stroll hides surprises;
you find Venice on Thames...

A Mum in London

...and a Greek village square
in Richmond...

A Mum in London

Nice to meet you, Great British Summer.

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Great British Spring: Some News 

Boating Lake in Battersea Park,
Lake in Richmond Park,
Thames' Venice next to Wandsworth Park
"Greek village square" in Richmond at Tide Tables Cafe


  1. So beautiful! An English summer is not an English summer without Pimms is it?

    1. Until recently, I didn't even know that drink existed. I guess it's part of English summer, along with barbecues!

  2. Lovely photos! It is really great to see everything changes in the summer, how it's all flowers and green and gorgeous.

    1. Thanks, Orli! I think it's a reward for enduring all that rain and cold :)

  3. Excellent photos.
    Sandra @

  4. Thank you very much, Sandra!


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