Its still too early for daffodils but my mum picked these up from a local shop and they really do make the kitchen brighter and more cheerful for this time of year, which I thought I’d spread around
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Stars and rainbows
Pine tree protection
Boats and ropes
In my travels around London recently I happened across St Katharine Docks. It seemed hidden away in the centre of London near Tower Bridge and the River Thames. This is one of the things I love about London, there’s so much history and interesting things to discover when you least expect it.
St Katherine Docks was built around the 18th century and although it has been around for almost 200 years it has been well kept with some modern embellishments
The colourful tiles just outside the entrance to the docks display facts of London and of the kings and queens of old. The inside of the entrance has larges panels of colourful tiles depicting different prints and scenes.
The boats that were tied to the docks were quite beautiful; with painted names and adornments added to the exterior, adding colour and personality.
I think what I liked the most though, were the details of the old, used ropes and chains, with lots of textures and colours, and with each one having their own story to tell
I enjoyed seeing something unexpected in the middle of London and I look forward to discovering more hidden gems
A light in the dark
We’re in the first week of the New Year and there’s already been some excitement in my house, well kind of; we had a blackout. The downside was there wasn’t a lot to do while we waited for the power to come back on, but the upside was being able to make the most of the situation and taking some photos of the pretty candles that we lit. Good thing my camera was charged.