Being quite high up, Greenwich park offers a beautiful view over the city, with canary wharf standing tall in the distance. Being such a large park, even on busy Sundays there are quiet, tranquil spots, and looking out from the lush greenery onto the busy city is quite a surreal experience.
Over the past few weeks we've not only been lucky enough to see the rose gardens in full bloom, but also collected countless conkers, which have been scattered by numerous huge and obliging horse chestnut trees. the colours at this time of year are so beautiful: pinks, reds, yellows, browns. Drooping buds, petals littering the rose beds and huge trees turning every shade of gold.
Wandering from Blackheath into Greenwich, we stop off at the Old Brewery, a Meantime pub selling my all-time favourite ale: Yakima Red. There's something about a cool ale (in a gorgeous glass) on a sunny Sunday afternoon to make you smile.
We then stopped off at our favourite food seller at Greenwich Market: Thai Kitchen. Sadly Greenwich Market is not the most pleasant experience these days. You can barely move for people, while women use their push chairs as battering rams. Many of the stalls selling beautiful hand crafted products have also given way to overpriced toot, which makes me rather sad. The food is still fantastic though, so we ordered our beef stirfy and pad thai and headed to a nearby picnic bench in the old naval college to chow down.
After wandering back through the park to my flat, it made for the perfect Sunday afternoon. What do you like getting up to on Sundays?