Sunday, 18 November 2012

Today we walked up to Alexandra Palace


A sunny Sunday, and my son and I set off to admire the view over the city, all the way south to the Kent hills. On the way home, we bought fresh fish at the Farmer's Market, a bunch of green parsley, and a good handful of courgettes (a recipe for a happy Sunday evening: supper then Homeland = bliss). In the afternoon, I swept autumn leaves from the garden and planted dozens of bulbs. The squirrels will eat some, inevitably, but I'm hoping that the alliums will survive and flourish next spring...

8 comments:

Lilac In May said...

I will keep my fingers crossed for your bulbs... I am enjoying my first ever copy of HB, so much to read. Must also say I love the dress you wore to the HB Women Of The Year awards. A study in elegance.

Justine Picardie said...

Thank you. By the way, I'd recommend a subscription to Bazaar, if you like it: it's much cheaper than buying on the news-stand, and you should get a treat of a beauty product with your subscription!

Young at Heart said...

isn't it lovely when the sun shines on our city.....am going to treat myself to Bazaar......stop worrying about no work and just enjoy my free time!!!

enid said...

What a great day- a walk and fresh vegetables and Homeland. I watched Homeland in London and was delighted that it was on here as well. So on Wednesday night I made myself comfortable in front of the tv - only to discover that our television breaks every 15 minutes for advertisements and that was sooooooooooooom irritating that I will wait for the boxed set. Do you think I can get a subscription to HB which would be sent here ? ps I loved the Diana Vreeland movie

Justine Picardie said...

We get adverts in Homeland too -- so annoying. But I am hooked, so can't wait for the boxed set to come out. Will investigate Harper's Bazaar subscription to South Africa. It must be possible.

The Scrivener said...

I wonder if allium bulbs taste like raw onion - same genus but I don't know if that follows. And if it does, would that make them less palatable to a squirrel! Or more perhaps...

Kate x

Justine Picardie said...

I thought alliums less palatable, as they have survived the squirrel onslaught before, but having just inspected my rain-sodden garden, the blighters have eaten these ones, as well.

jaywalker said...

Lovely photos. I lived in Kent for two years but have never been to Alexandra Palace. Am already looking forward to our next trip to the UK in July/August.11

enid - I just checked out the HB website and they do subscriptions to "the rest of the world" (ie not US or Europe) for £69 a year.