Autumn colour and Neon

OH and I haven't been for a walk recently as it's life has been a little hectic, however I'd read in Time Out that there was a display of neon signs by Chris Bracey, the genius behind 'Gods Own Junkward' in Shepherd Market . The exhibition marked two years since his death and was curated by his family. But before we reached our final destination we jumped off the bus at Whitehall and walked up through St James' Park and Green Park to enjoy some of the autumn colour which is starting to show through.

Autumn light is a magical thing. I loved these colours dancing off the lake in St James' Park making it look more like an oil painting than water 
The trees don't seem to be quite in sync so this year's autumn colour is fairly muted (though it could be that I'm being impatient). The weather has been so topsy turvy this year that nature still isn't quite sure what it's suppose to be doing. 
Having said that I love random bursts of bright red shining like a beacon against the green 

However the walk was fairly short so here we in shepherds Market. The Bankrobber gallery is also showing work by Bracey's son Marcus' work, however the gallery was distinctly closed though if you look closely you can see a brief Martha Love selfie!
However the rest of the street was a glow with neon 
Al ot of Bracey's work could be found in Soho and so many of the artworks reflected this heritage 

I think the Lido sign was my favourite though the picture isn't fabulous - apologies!
Back in Brixton the blue skies and Autumn colour continued to shine 
I just love the colours of autumn
So there we have this week's visual feast. More autumn colour to follow

Autumn views of the garden

So its mid Autumn but my garden is still looking great mainly because the dahlias are in full bloom. I only have 2 very small patches of ground that I can call my own as I live in a block of flats in Brixton but I seem to try and pack in as much as possible! I'm fairly new to serious attempts of gardening but am very happy with the the results. I must admit it was a nervous wait to see if all the tubas I grew would end up with flowers but I think it was worth the wait! Anyway here are my latest set of blooms, all apart from the Black Eyed Susans (the yellow one) I have grown from tuba / seed:

A Day out in Margate

Oh my! I've just realised that while I wrote this post back in August but hadn't published it! So here is the post in full...

I'd been toying with the idea of going to Margate for quite sometime since I'd read about Dreamland which had been designed by Wayne Hemmingway. We almost went in May for my birthday but the timings didn't work so when OH had a few days off just before the weekend we opted to jump on the train and check it out. It was a baking, August day so the beach which was heaving.
Not been sun seekers we walked past the sunbathers on the beach and went to check out the Turner Gallery which opened a couple of years ago 
 With amazing views of the sea it reminded me of Tate St Ives
 We then went for a walk around the Harbour wall where we saw lots of people enjoying the sunshine though I must admit the smell from the seaweed in the Harbour was pretty rank.
 We then popped to see the famous Shell Grotto. The pictures I took were rubbish so here is a picture of the Tudor House we spotted on the way to the Grotto which was random to say the least! 
 And finally Dreamland which is an Instagram dream!The colours were so vibrant and the blue sky certainly helped 
Sadly we didn't go on any of the rides - I don't think OH was that impressed but I loved it and if you go with like minded people you will have a ball! 

So there we have it. While part of Margate is a bit run down the beach looked amazing, the gallery was a lovely space, the Old Town was lovely and I loved the vintage, bright colours of Dreamland. 

A trip down the Northern Line

This weekend I joined Kate from the wonderful Made by Mrs M for a photo walk following the Northern Line from Clapham South Station down to South Wimbledon. We were also joined by several other like minded ladies who braved the rain including Laura Howard who is behind the blog Bugs and Fishes. I had been in touch with Laura back in 2012 as I'd blogged about one of the items I'd made from her book Super-cute Felt, and I've been reading her blog ever since but we had never met until yesterday.

Anyway we had a brilliant walk following the Art Deco stations of the Northern line through an area of London I'm not that familiar with. I was worried recently that I'd lost my photo mojo before we set off but I think it's still there. I've been experimenting with some slightly different shots which I think have worked out.

It was a great day. Its funny how you use the tube on a regular basis but I hadn't noticed that some stations were so similar! Anyway was a great day out and great to see parts of London with fresh eyes!