It has been a beautiful Autumnal day here in South-East London. The air was crisp and fresh and SE14 was illuminated by bright sunshine. It would have been sacrilegious to spend such a day holed up in the library, so I took myself and my uni work to Greenwich Park.
If you haven’t been, Greenwich Park is one of the loveliest parks in London. It is perfect for hearty strolls, teaching kids to ride bikes, romantic liaisons, chasing squirrels and sitting down with a good book. If you explore thoroughly enough there are deer and a lake, but my favourite bit is the top of the hill, from where you can stand and see one of the best views in London; on a clear day right over the City.
Today I sat under a tree and read the book I am currently studying (Franz Kafka – The Trial), breaking off now and then to enjoy my surroundings and people-watch, staying until I could see the sun setting over the City.
I then wandered down to the National Maritime Museum, which has had a makeover recently, and now has a wonderful shop (museum shops are the best – I bought myself an astronomy t shirt with all the constellations on – super cool) and a nice, family-friendly cafe. I didn’t spend much time in the actual museum if truth be told.
And also, Simon and Garfunkel. I watched a very good documentary about them on the BBC recently, and it’s given me a new appreciation of them…watch it here if you like, I really recommend it even if you are only a casual fan, it was very interesting: Imagine, Simon and Garfunkel – The Harmony Game
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