Don't know what to call this post. "Glimpses" is sort of vague. It offers a glimpse into some of the nicer things I've done in a peaceful pleasant couple of weeks. I've appreciated it. I haven't been that busy and nor has T and we have made the most of it and been grateful for the chance to enjoy life.
We have seen so many beautiful wild flowers....
Stood inside a hollow tree and looked up...
Went to help choose some wine for an event, in a wholesale wine merchant. I thought it was more fun than in a retail shop. The company has an beautiful modern building adorned with memorabilia and portraits of Lord Nelson. But you can only reach it through high-security gates, with the result that it took us about half an hour to find it in an anonymous industrial estate in one of the grottier bits of London. Well worth it in the end, though.
We visited my mother and took S and N for a walk. They loved racing along the towpath of the canal, and at times were quite out of sight ....
Dropped into a fun Brazilian cafe in a scruffy part of London and had a very good meal. We were the only people not speaking Portuguese.
Took A to an open day at Handel's House in London. Jimi Hendrix also lived in the same house, a couple of hundred years later, but didn't even leave a guitar behind. A answered all the children's Easter quiz questions and won himself an little chocolate egg.
Bought four volumes of Charles Dickens' magazine, "All The Year Round" in a rummage sale for a mere £5. Couldn't pass up this bargain. They date from the 1850s and I've been totally immersed in them, time travelling into the past, reading of the terrible frosts of 1855, and the bread riots of that year, in words which I suspect were written by Dickens himself - he wrote quite a lot of the magazine
We ate some excellent watercress, baby leeks and mint which someone was selling by the side of the road in the country .
It was nice to have a holiday, but I need to settle down to researching a new project, so I'd better get down to some work now. I'm grateful for my nice couple of weeks.