The playground at St James' was very sweet, with a huge sandpit surrounded by precarious stones that Matilda insisted on climbing, consequently putting the husband completely on edge.Swings and various climbing apparatus, which was slightly too old for her but wonderful for the older kids, are provided for much merriment.There's a nice feel there as the playground is circular with different levels so great for little budding explorers and, their parents.
First Autumn leaves on the ground.
We had a lovely walk round the lake, rediscovering the most romantic and oldest park in London. Its still very much in bloom despite the first signs of a turn in weather. The charming Bird Keepers Cottage and it's vegetable garden opposite Horse Guards Parade was utterly gorgeous, what I'd give to live right there! There are a number of different species of very friendly Ducks and Birds surrounding the lake and, they're clearly well looked after by their keepers.
We rounded off the afternoon with the obligatory trip to Burlington Arcade, for a sumptuous Laduree Macaron and coffee. An idyllic day London day.