It was all a bit last-minute, and the day turned out to be the hottest so far this year, clear blue skies and no need for coats and scarves, so I did a rapid wardrobe-hunt to find a light blouse, then urgent trainline-queries, to find that I could take advantage of a seasonal Easter offer and travel from Micheldever - which I managed to get to in about ten minutes flat.
Hardly one to waste a visit to town, I had Googled the magnificent 7 cemeteries and took myself off to Kensal Green in Kensington for a tranquil hour amongst the twittering birds and gravestones.
Mary Eleanor Gibson 1854-1872
I hadn't realised that the cemetery backs onto the old Grand Union Canal, giving a wonderfully scenic walk towards Little Venice. There were plenty of narrowboats moored up, a few cyclists and walkers using the path, and even one young man cross-legged on the grassy side busy with a crochet hook. As I passed I noticed he was wearing crochet trunks. And continuing the eclectic theme, I caught this high atop a roof
London always looks beautiful in the Spring sunshine, confetti-blossom everywhere and skies fresh and blue. But the crowds were thick and noisy, school-children jostling along in large groups attended by trepid adults. We switched to the North bank and found our way to Somerset House, where we chatted by cooling fountains and enjoyed chilled drinks.
My thanks to whoever was in charge of the London weather !