13 November 2011

making friends with autumn

we went for a little walk today, in the woods tucked in between Forest Hill and Dulwich. London is amazing sometimes when you find patches of nature where you wouldn't expect it.

we had a very huge roast lunch at the pub, then walk, then back to the pub for pudding {gingerbread and custard} then back to watch telly. Not a bad way to spend a day I say.

we past this wonderfully crumbly building, its huge and has been this way for many years.

I found that little boys wool blazer in the market, also my new {old} scarf, and under my jacket although you cant see it, is a 1920s cotton vest that I wear all the time! Its pale pink and is about to fall apart, I will wear it until it dies. That is love.

I'm quite keen on my Welsh tapestry bag and black moccasins too.
Nao is wearing an old school blazer and college scarf, so we are both looking a bit academic today, which is ironic because I can barely count on my fingers. {Nao is pretty good at sums though}

So, it is now getting dark at 4.30pm and we are working out our survival plan for the coming months. It involves lots of eating. {actually thats as far as we got on the plan}
bye for now peeps! X


  1. You guys are so adorable. I love reading your posts as I read them with the little accent I suppose you have. Your blazer is perfection and I also buy little boy blazers from thrift stores!

  2. We love those woods too but not the crumbling building so much. It's time it came down, it has been an eyesore for too long.

  3. the photos look enchanted :)

  4. I love the photo of you looking pensive on the bench! How do you manage to find such lovely places to go?

  5. Sounds and looks like the most perfect way to spend a Sunday. And I like your plan for the coming months, nothing to add to that I'm afraid :)

  6. Autumn is the best time of year for woodland walks, I love the light, especially when its sunny but crisp. Its funny my winter plan is the same as yours! Added to that with warm rugs, hot ribena and good books:)

    Jess x

  7. Lovely photos as usual, London is a fascinating place, this little patch is new to me. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love your wool blazer, Artemis!

  9. Anonymous14.11.11

    Thanks for sharing the sweet life you and Nao have! Way over here across the pond, in the Pacific Northwest, we get to share all the beautiful places you visit. We have our share of beauty here too,but w/o the ancient architecture:/ This is such a beautiful, cozy time of year!

  10. Did you know that there used to be a railway line where those woods are. You could make out the track but I have not been there for about 10 years (I lived in ED for 20 years and walked my old dog in those woods).

    You are right - London has these little treasures tucked away!

  11. Gorgeous! I live in Maine and there are no more leaves on our trees here. In fact, we have already had snow. Enjoy your Autumn!

  12. Anonymous15.11.11

    :):) you are making me laugh... i very much like your sense of humour !
    continue, continue, i love it and i wish you all the best together !