Archives for posts with tag: nature

My new plants. Hai fella.

Having him help me pick a chocolate bar from Seville.

Free comedy night in Angel. It was good to get out and do something.


The trees outside my bedroom window, orange and yellow against the blue sky in the morning.

The weather was so beautiful today. I went for an autumn walk to clear my head.

Walking around the gallery with Stuart, acting like a couple and being a bit drunk. 

A walk around the resouvoirs. Chilly but beautiful.

Watching Notting Hill. What a film. 

Just general housemate lols.

I decided to go for a walk around the park in the morning. And I discovered a beautiful tree. Something about it just spoke to me. I took about a hundred photos of it and sat under it for a while, leaning back on the trunk and having a little chat. The sun was warm and it was quiet and beautiful. It felt so good to be out in the gorgeous blue-skied day.

I took a few of the leaves to do some printing with. They look pretty beautiful too.

A day of boring photos from Stuart in Bath. It made me smile. 

A big squirrel hoping about our garden like it’s an assault course.

Lovey helpful Trish at the workshop today. She was so great and hands on! 

Reading, again. 

A walk in the woods. With the sun shining and on the look out for deer.

Waitrose bread and Président butter for an in car picnic lunch before the train back to London.

Hot cross buns. 

A beautiful long walk around the Cotswolds. The colours of autumn are everywhere.

Eating an apple, left in a basket outside a cottage.

A cream tea after the walk.

A walk through the little park, to get out the house.

Flirting with Brian.

The house party! Dancing with Alec. Howling into the wind. The fire. Laughing with Lauren.

Bright autumn leaves on the walk home.

Being good at interviewing. I like being on this side of the table.

A big veggie stew on a baked potato with Bivan for dinner. Plus some wine. In front of Bake Off. 

And the smell of lavender in the fresh evening air.

Going for a walk and picking up a conker. A beautiful, not quite perfect conker. 

Watching a toddler playing in a puddle. He was so happy and so engaged. 

Holly got me two jobs. In about half an hour. That’s a good friend. 

A huge bumblebee on my sunflower. 🐝🌻

Conversations with Hannah about spaff and blowies. Just really tickled me.

Which gave me the energy to clean the house. Which made me feel loads better.

Got heaps of work done today. Really easily too. Just smashed it out.

And evening of drawing.

And then laughter with Lauren in the kitchen.

Oh and the squirrel up above me, almost within arm’s reach at the park on the way home.

A lovely walk in Epping Forest with Jonny

Remembering the Malteasers incidence in NZ outside the place with all the mosaics.

New (to me) stretchy trousers. *SO* STRETCHY AND COMFY.

Walking to the pond in the sun. The butterfly that almost brushed my face. The almost fearless squirrels playing in the secret part of the park that I hadn’t discovered before.
Sewing a dress. Sort of no mistakes.

Turkish and two walks in the park with Jonny. A minthy drink and a hunt for an ice cream in the Tesco’s I’ve not been in before.

Plus some chats with Lauren in the living room and seeing the solar fairy lights all lit up in the garden. 

Put my house plants out with my window plants for a bit of a holiday. Still enjoying having plants on my windowsill.

Washed, sun dried and remade my bed with my Muji covers. Love it when you can do it all in one day.

Pottery. I was so much better at coning this week. A huge improvement! Now I just need to be more daring.

Walking off the day through the park on the way home.

Feeling pretty good about my application.

Watching RuPaul clips. Still can’t get over ‘Category is’. Sickening.

Dozing in the sun, in my parents garden.

A walk along the seafront in the afternoon. With obligatory ice cream break.

Watching the bat flit about in the darkness.

Cutting the grass.

Decaf iced coffee in the sun at Blighty, reading my book.

Beautiful clouds.

Going to the White Cube. That place is so damn shiny and​ reflective. I love it. Also the room with all the semi reflective glass rooms – so good!

Going for a walk through the little park and sitting by the pond for a while, watching the slow tadpole prosession. I felt like I couldn’t get enough of smells of the plants into my lungs. And there was a nice man who stopped too see if I was okay.

Coming back and doing some gardening. To think I almost stayed in bed. It turned out to be a really lovely afternoon.

Oh and then Matt and I watched a brilliant volcano documentary with a hilarious voiceover. Plus ice cream. 

Even more sunflowers popping​ up.

Coffee in the sun with Jo. I needed hugs and sympathy after last night.

Walking around Gillespie Park. The bit I haven’t been to before. Flowers and bees and beautiful things. 🐝🌺🌼🌷🌻

The sunlight shining through the bathroom mist this morning.

Green green leaves above the buses on the Strand.

Walking through a new bit of the woods on the walk back home.

A hug from my boss. For running those events like a fucking boss!
Deciding to finally walk through the tiny gate into the secret park on my way home. It felt like nan was guiding me in there, to enjoy the greenery, the sunlight and the beauty. It was exactly what I needed after today.

The sun the sun the sun. 

Crouch End Broadway. It’s like a little village or rural town. So adorable. 

Going through some woods… FOR WORK. I touched dogs!

Sewing. I forgot how much I love you.

The sun, the birds, meditation. General happiness. I feel like the happiness could just burst out of my chest today.

You Can Call Me Al on the tube. Remembering Al’s wedding.

Conference giggles. The adorable old lady, stroke poo, texting Jen. And Joff. And Danny.

Deciding to walk to the next station and stepping outside to a beautiful sky and a lovely morning.

Being early so having a quick walk on Hampstead Heath, looking at the frozen ponds and finding a frozen glove.

Discovering a tiny and lovely Japanese restaurant just down the road. I love my area.

A walk around the park, past the swans before work. 

Working from home in the afternoon. Sitting on the sofa next to Matt, helping Becky sew and just enjoying the house.

Colourful dinner. And a proper meal too. Well. Sort of. 

Amazing ice patterns in beautiful, frosty Bristol. 

Getting home to my room and my space. A bit of organising, a bit of throwing away, a bit of rearranging. 

Clean white sheets and a white lampshade. 

I was early for my meeting so I went for a wander along the river. Next to a swan.

Housemate chats in the kitchen. Tattoos, a shared dinner and the continuing shower saga. It’s almost over. He almost bought a shower rail.

The horrendous fish scene shower curtain. 

The trees outside my window have changed colour, seemingly overnight.

The huge Turkish meal we had exploring a new bit of London. And the very friendly staff. 

Got my necklace fixed. I love being able to wear it again. 

Just my beautiful garden. And a ghost balloon. And the sun. The sun is back.

Shopping with Jonny. 

And then watching him play a pretty computer game. With stealth killing, not shootings.