Monday, September 17, 2012


Portobello quiet on a Monday; no jingle jangle bracelet and brooch bric a brac and military hat guys under the Westway, and nothing at all north of there to Golborne, but the fruit and veg stalls of course in the other direction and the sun shining and still a fair few tourists, like the fair few leaves still green on the trees in Kensington Gardens. I did a big walk - from Ladbroke Grove up and left and right to the Gate and then down Kensington Church St to the high road and the park and all along the Serpentine to Park Lane. Heading nowhere, wearing shorts, starlings washing their feathers in a row at Round Pond while others dried by benches and the tiniest squirrel determinedly lugging the hugest still green and spiky-sealed horse chesnut home to his treetop gaff. Gold sun, and tame herons posing obligingly for tourist pictures and this lovely sculpture, new to me, joyous.

This 'freelancing' lark has its downs, but its ups, too.


  1. Someone tweeted the other day, Intoxica's closing, massive sale starting today I think they said. I'm utterly skint so trying not to think about it.

  2. I walked past today, enjoying the sunshine too much. That's sad.

  3. kensington gdns is a proper wonder isn't it. the allotment is always worth a vada say hello to the chickens and try to guess what vegetable comes out of what plant. there's bunnies too down by the long water. and owls still hopefully though we couldn't find then through the big leaves last time. here's to big walks

  4. just beautiful.

    And thank you for the Horace Silver and Steve Williamson too.

  5. Love the pond in Ken Gardens, many happy childhood duck-feeding memories there. Holland Park is v. nice too.

  6. Thanks luvs. Yes, here's to big walks, jazz and that picture of Lee x


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