I've been searching for a splash of colour for quite some time now but it's been so gloomy outside, and inside too come to think of it. But I bought some lovely bright orange clementines from my local farm shop yesterday and it must be the professional foodie in me because I always get excited when I see the stalks and leaves still attached. So when the most wonderful ray of light shone into the sitting room this morning, I snapped away at those jewelled fruits, much to the horror of the children, who thought they were going for good.
Today we drove up to Hampstead to have lunch with relatives which was so much fun. The journey up there was filled with colour too, so I took some shots on the way. I'm amazed these photos weren't completely blurry, my husband doesn't quite understand the meaning of 'slow down'!
Driving along York Road, we passed the London Eye, which I think is so beautiful. I'm glad they let it stay after the Millennium celebrations. When we were going over Waterloo Bridge the sun was in the wrong direction but the Eye looks just as lovely in silhouette. Waterloo Bridge is one of my favourite London bridges, the views from either side are mesmerising.
Here you can see the Houses of Parliament, with the flag on top.
On the left of the picture you can see St Paul's Cathedral and in the middle, the 'Gherkin' (named due to its shape) which houses mostly insurance companies and investment banks.
On the right, in the distance, there is Canary Wharf with its triangular shaped roof. Yet more bankers there I'm afraid!
Tomorrow my boy is still not at school but I have managed to rustle up a playdate. Perhaps there's a small hope I may get some crafting done!
What did you do today?