Sunday, 13 October 2013

Autumn.

Autumn is here and I'm finally embracing it. I started by taking on a #photoadayagl challenge, which has so far been good fun - challenging at times. Sometimes it's a lot harder than you think. I've only been posting one picture a day, the challenge photo. There's often other things I want to Instagram too. So I decided to post those here...

Today we went for a lovely walk around Greenwich, I have been a couple of times before but I really wanted to enjoy the autumnal feel that is definitely in the air of late. 
We started off by having a wander towards the Cutty Sark and by the river before heading to look around the market and then finding some where for lunch. We ended up having toasted sandwiches at Paul Rhodes' Bakery.
There was a beautiful display of bread in the window, and the patisseries also looked rather delicious. However this wasn't yet a time for cake. 

We walked up through Greenwich Park, past this ship in a bottle (which I believe was previously on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. The largest ship in a bottle to ever be made)!
Joining a whole host of others up the hill to the Royal Observatory, to enjoy this view. I love this picture as you can see the Shard (if you look carefully), Canary Wharf and the National Maritime Museum. It's like old meets new. And this is why I love London. We then continued and walked through Greenwich Park.
The trees are turning, the leaves are falling and there were many children collecting conkers. I'm really starting to enjoy the Autumn. I think I will particularly enjoy it, if it stays relatively dry and therefore the leaves are crispy, and you can do silly things like this...
 
I have to say the Pavillion tea House sounded rather lovely and inviting but it wasn't yet Afternoon Tea o' clock.

We walked down the avenue and straight into Greenwich Tavern. A rather relaxing, (yet busy) pub set on the corner of the park. We kicked back on the sofa, with the television in front of us showing Top Gear with subtitles - the boy was happy and I had a glass of Prosecco to keep me quiet. 
The Pavilion Tea House
The Pavilion Tea House
The Pavilion Tea HouseWeWe walked down 'The Avenue' and straight into theWe walked down 'The Avenue' and straight into Greenwich Tavern. A rather relaxing, (yet busy) pub set on the corner of the park. We kicked back on a sofa, with the television in front of us showing Top Gear with subtitles - the boy was happy and I had a glass of Prosecco to keep me quiet.

We then started to head homeward, but stopping off at the Canary Wharf shopping centre, nestled underneath the sky scrappers of the city, there's a whole maze of shops to be explored.
Where of course autumn/winter are adorning the shops. I even tried on a lovely chunky knit scarf in accessorize. I've been getting lots of autumn vibes from Pinterest. Check out my Autumn board here.

Here I enjoyed an Oreo cupcake from Sweet Couture. My first visit to Sweet Couture Cake Boutique. I wouldn't usually choose a cupcake like this, but this was lovely, a light sponge dotted with chocolate chips, a smooth frosting topped with a cute mini Oreo cookie. This is one place I'm sure to return. Teamed with a lovely Teapigs Earl Grey it was the perfect mid-afternoon pick me up.

We then headed home to relax and it put our feet up.

 Find out more..
Paul Rhodes Bakery, 37 King William Walk, SE10 9HU
Sweet Couture Cupcakes, Canada Place, Canary Wharf Shopping Mall, E14

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