*striped top – george at asda, flared jeans – gap, cardigan – vintage sandals – peacocks (now defunct), scarf – vintage, belt – dunnes stores handbag – nica (gifted)
I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos from our afternoon walk today. As we are currently experiencing phenomenally good weather here in London and the rest of the UK (apparently Scotland took the top hot spot today – say wha?!) we’ve been making a point of taking a stroll each day. It’s also a great opportunity for us to really familiarize ourselves with our little part of the capital, which is not so well known but has a few well hidden (thank goodness) gems.
Charlton House sits at the top of our street, just off the high street (such as it is) and about a five minute walk from Blackheath standard. I am not kidding when I tell you it is one of the most beautiful and picturesque parts of South East London and indeed London as a whole. The House itself is simply stunning with a fully functioning cafe and library where they often hold lunchtime concerts – I mean, really? How frickin’ cool is that?!
The gardens are also a delight, as well as the green, which is perfect for ball games during the summer – rounders anyone? I cannot wait until it is properly hot and summery so I can spend a day laying on the lawn, sipping on a cold drink and soaking up the rays. Bliss.
Every day I spend in this new corner of London, I love it a little more. For a girl who initially turned her nose up at this underrated borough, I couldn’t now be happier with our decision to move here. Obviously it’s a massive bonus that I can hang out with my Sister at the drop of a hat too!
Maybe this new found contentment has been partly responsible for my crazy cooking spree of late – today alone I roasted beets, made a carrot and ginger soup (recipe tomorrow) for lunch, baked a chocolate beetroot cake and made a pretty scrumptious dinner which included my current obsession, roasted cauliflower!
Tomorrow is set to be even warmer. I may even bare my pasty legs – if I’m feeling brave enough…