Lon­don in July

-- July 13th, 2014 --
barnes corner

It’s a first for us, spend­ing July away from Red Gate Farm.  And while I’ve grad­u­ally got used to early bits of July, even the Fourth of July here, the idea of spend­ing the whole of the month here is a bit of an adjustment.

Needs must.

At the end of this week, Avery goes off to spend ten days vol­un­teer­ing in Rus­sia, and while I recog­nise that it’s silly of me to be ner­vous about it, I thought it was not too insane to want to stay just one con­ti­nent away while she’s there.  So we’ve dug in the sum­mer trenches here in Lon­don, ready to enjoy what the month will bring.  So far it’s brought beau­ti­ful weather.

pond viewBarnes Pond is always a lovely sight, whether I’m cycling past on my way to the Sat­ur­day farmer’s mar­ket or wheel­ing my Home-Start babes around it to find the duck­lings and cygnets to admire.  My beloved vil­lage High Street above, com­plete with cosy bak­ery, fruit and veg shop, phar­macy and newa­gent, basks in the lovely after­noon blink­ing sun.

We’ve been to a simply…