City Walks with Amirah 

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My little spring blossom – six weeks old.

After my mom was gone, it was just Amirah and me enjoying Spring walks in the city.  I miss it so much.  I can’t believe these places are memories, and not my daily life.  

(Taking a baby and a big camera just seemed like too much so I settled for camera photos everywhere we went.)

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Brookmill Park. When Simon was in Nursery I would take his scooter with me on the bus, and then we would walk home through this park. Once all the kids were in school I would walk home via this park, it was quiet and lovely and I could hear my podcast/audiobook better than when I would walk along the busy streets.

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If I planned to ride the bus to/from school I would usually take Amirah in the carrier, but on the nice days I took the stroller so we could walk home.

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Old Royal Naval College

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Old Royal Naval College grounds, with Canary Wharf in the background.

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Old Royal Naval College

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Greenwich Park Cherry Blossoms

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Blackheath – Do you see how that tree has pink AND white blossoms? It’s the same tree, so strange.

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Danson Park – The Charter Oak, a really old and beautiful tree

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Danson House

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Danson Stables, which are now a pub, where Amirah and I ate lunch in the sunshine.

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Danson Park

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I think this is Berkeley Square Gardens in Mayfair, I took the picture because the big trees, the red phone booths, and the zebra (say it zeh-brah) crossing were just so quintessential London.

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In Mayfair even the garages are lovely.

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More Mayfair

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Hyde Park

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She really was such pleasant company for my city outings.

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In the Victoria & Albert museum they have actual size replicas of famous art pieces. This is Michaelangelo’s David, and you can get a better grasp of the size by looking at the people standing nearby.

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#momlife Amiright? This is an original but sadly I didn’t take note of the artist or name.

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The Victoria & Albert Museum Courtyard. This was another place where I thought “Why haven’t I been here before?!”

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“Inspired by beetles and fabricated by a robot, this striking garden pavilion kicks off the Engineering Season.”

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I didn’t get to see this, I just happened to walk by.

I also have a dozen pictures of all the food I ate on my excursions, but I’ll spare my blog audience from teasing you with delicious flavors from across the ocean.  

Despite having so much to do during my last month in London I tried to get out as much as I could. Of course I wish I had been that active for the entire two years I lived there, but it’s hard to be a tourist in real life, when there is laundry and sickness and motherhood to occupy your days, not to mention bills to pay and other demands on time and finances.  So I shelf my regrets and practice gratitude for the amazing chances I did have to enjoy London’s charm.    

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