Sunday, 25 May 2008

culture

My uncle Walt was visiting this last day and a half--how nice to see him! He is one of my mother's brothers and I don't get to see many of my Mum's family very frequently. He arrived yesterday morning and after a brief nap we headed into London for a walking tour of the south bank, passing the Tate Modern and walking over the Millennium footbridge. From the footbridge there are stunning views of the city with St Paul's Cathedral straight ahead. We had our lunch sitting on the steps of the cathedral--it was a lovely day, sunny and warm. We watched with interest as a newly-wed couple came over with their photographer (maybe we are in their photos?)! Other people around us were quite interested as well.


The church was holding a service and so we nipped in and had a seat, looking around at the ceilings, walls, mosaics, and carvings.


We walked along the Thames and chatted about my grandparents, whom I didn't know very well before they died. I learned more about how they met, what their dreams were and what they regretted. We also talked about Walt's and my dreams and about his upcoming trip to Congo to do an educational mission.

In other news, the recent nice weather means my salad is actually growing well! I am so excited that I have not failed (yet) with my garden adventures. My box of salad is planted in three quarters. The bottom right section ist he most prolific at the moment--it's mixed salad leaves. Above that is spinach, and in the top left I am (trying) to grow rocket (or arugula to some).


And nearby I have this round pot of radishes. (Dad, should I thin them out a bit?)

2 comments:

Jayme said...

Your salad looks fab! I'm hoping to get a couple of tomato plants up and going this summer. Maybe a patio pot of cherry tomatoes or something like that. I don't think I'm quite ready for a full garden. I'll just pilfer from Dad's!

Kevin & Sonya said...

Hi Sare! Thanks for the comments on our post. I see your tomatoe plant looks well- in the next pic. Good job. Re: your uncle -- isnt it great to have visitors. I love visitors.

S.