Spring has sprung!

March 23, 2016

Yesterday I decided to go for a stroll around London.

I realise spring has been springing for some time now, but I hadn’t taken the time to truly appreciate what was going on around me.

Having been indoors all day in front of a screen I felt it was time to stretch my pins, so I hopped on the tube heading East and as we trundled along the track, I decided on Notting Hill.London, Portobello Road, Spring, sunshine, spring time, architecture, blossom, elizabethdanon.co.uk

If you haven’t visited Notting Hill and it’s surrounding parts, it’s a must when you’re in London. At this time of year the pink and white blossom trees beautifully contrast with the brightly painted houses.

Portobello Road market is one of my favourite places to amble. It’s steeped in history with lots of little antique shops balanced with fragrant flower and food stalls.

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The strong scents of the blossom trees had been warmed up by the sunshine, giving off the freshest and sweetest fragrance.

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The diversity of the housing styles is fun to look at; from grand homes with cast iron gates and marble lions, to cheeky pink homes with wooden gates and wind chimes. It’s best to go during the week as the weekends are extremely busy!

As I approached the end of Portobello Road I picked up some fresh herbs to go in my Thai green curry and a bunch of tulips… just for me.