The bad thing about working 1 1/2 jobs is that my walking time -- at least, my time devoted to walking anywhere other than to or from work -- is severely curtailed. Yesterday I made it a point to take the camera out for a long walk on what turned out to be a nice, intermittently sunny spring-like day.
I walked from Notting Hill all the way down to Putney, crossing the Thames at Putney Bridge and then walking back up again, winding through Fulham and Kensington -- 11 miles altogether, according to my calculations.
As you can see, some blooming things are beginning to appear, like the crocuses in a small park off King's Road and the white tree above, in Bishop's Park near Fulham Palace.
After spending some time watching teams of rowers slice up and down the Thames, I stopped for lunch at a Costa coffee shop, where I had a coffee and a tuna melt and this peculiar gingerbread cookie.
The display touted it as some type of barnyard animal. Cow? Pig? Your guess is as good as mine, but I thought it was cute. The receipt called it a reindeer, which I find highly suspect.
I also unexpectedly ran into one of my coworkers on my walk -- what are the odds?! She was out with her husband and they told me where to find Freddie Mercury's house, which they had just stumbled across themselves. That will be the subject of an upcoming post!
The daffodils are out in Brompton Cemetery, too.
I didn't take Olga with me -- as I've pointed out, it's just too hard to take photos while trying to control the dog, and in any case this probably would have been too far for her. I did get tons of pictures, though, so the blog will be well-fueled. Today is Olga's walking day. Back to the park we'll go!