Sunday, September 10, 2006

Who would have thought London held such treasures?!

Yesterday, Graeme and I explored the area surrounding our flat. I'd been feeling a bit glum after visiting the beautiful city of Bath on Thursday, so we went on a search for some greenery. We found it in abundance :o)

First, we wandered around Wimbledon Common. It's almost like Braid in Edinburgh. Not as hilly, but it had the same feel to it. There's a tearoom in the centre of it, which does the loveliest cakes too! Although, it could do with some nicer decor and more polite staff really.

Afterwards, we crossed the road to Richmond Park. It's HUGE! You can find bits where you no longer hear the roar of the cars and escape the Heathrow flightpath - bliss. It has lovely forested areas and open areas of golden scrub filled with crickets. There's also proper gardens but we saved them for another day.

The highlight of our day had to be the deer! Can you spot them in the picture?! We were rambling through a forest area when Graeme spotted them. We thought we'd done well getting them on camera, then we got nearer the gates and there were loads! We could get quite close to them including a group of the males.

It was an immense experience for me. The female deer is one of my spirit animals and to witness them so close up was amazing. To see the King of the Forest lazing around was quite something too. At one point, one of the males looked straight at me and it was such a profound moment.

We really are lucky to have moved to such a nice part of London. There are so many beautiful parks on our doorstep. I was so worried about ending up in concrete jungle but now it seems that moving here has opened up all sorts of new experiences.

I want to go back again today :o)


Blogger Kat said...

GORGEOUS!!! That's definitely something we have to go to when I am down end of the month!!! And those deer ... wow!!! Lucky you!!! :)

9:49 pm  
Blogger Fiona said...

Wow, fab sight to see deer so close. Definitely a good bit of London then!

7:40 pm  

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