We came to Kew on October afternoon, which except for being a bit chilly, turned out to be the perfect timing both for the colors of the leaves that started to turn yellow, red and brown, but also for the late afternoon light that pierced through the branches of the trees and over the river Thames. I would love to come back in spring, to observe the changes and the rush of colors and life coming into the garden.
In October we visited London. We have had that trip in our minds for so long, that we created some kind of fuss about it- it should be the perfect time of the year, we should stay longer, we should plan well in advance... When we finally booked the tickets in April, I started researching a bit (ok, a lot), and it was overwhelming. Will I waste my week in London because of poor planning?
My plan was to do London a neighborhood a day, for it would save us time. Turned out, it was all so exciting that we would start the day at the Tower Bridge, explore all the nooks and crannies of the City, then take a long walk down the South Bank, hop on a bus to Belgravia just for some very famous cupcakes, then head to Soho (as it was our go-to destination almost every evening), to have one last beer in one of the pubs of Clapham. For someone who hasn't been to London, what I just said doesn't mean much, but let's just say we didn't do London a neighborhood a day, we were all over the place.