08 April 2012

Easter Eggscursions

Because it's a four-day weekend in the UK, the weather isn't allowed to be pleasant. There was a bit of sunshine on Friday, when I managed to photograph these grassy bunnies hanging out in the spring flowers outside the Dorchester Hotel, but since then it's been grey, rainy and fairly cold.

Easter bunnies outside the Dorchester
Nonetheless, I did one of my favourite runs this morning, taking the Tube to Waterloo, running along the South Bank to Tower Bridge, crossing to the North Bank and then heading all the way along to the Bridge and back to Marylebone via Sloane Street and Hyde Park. I like running along the Thames but 15 minutes is about all I can handle on the South Bank, especially on a busy Sunday morning with thousands of tourists enjoying the, er, grey skies. Once you're past the Tower of London, on the north side, the route is clearer until you reach Parliament Square; after that, the Thames Path is much quieter.

Shard, eh?
As far as I could tell, none of the shops were open but Knightsbridge was still rammed. I was quite amused by Harvey Nichols' new concession, Harvey Nickers, but it was closed so I couldn't investigate further.

Harvey Nickers
And in the absence of more spring-like weather, I bought some pretty tulips on Friday, which are at least brightening up my flat.

Perhaps the most surprising thing of all about Easter Sunday is that I haven't eaten any chocolate. Funny how times change.

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