Friday, September 23, 2011

Wimbledon Common

Josh's parents returned from their trip to Cambridge and Oxford last night, a bit worn out from all the walking and bus/train travel, so we took it easy today.  We did some laundry this morning, and then after lunch we went for a walk, just to get out of the house for a bit and show them around Wimbledon a little.

We walked up the hill through Wimbledon Village and wandered around Wimbledon Common for about an hour.   It was sunny and in the low 60's, so it was quite a pleasant afternoon to be enjoying the grassy, wooded expanse of the Common.  We came across a few others with the same idea, as well as quite a few golfers taking advantage of the nice weather and the two golf courses.
The Fitzhughs in Wimbledon Common
We eventually ended up at Cannizaro Park, at the south end of the Common.  This used to be a family estate, but the house is now a hotel/restaurant and the lovely landscaped gardens are a public park.  It was a nice contrast with the Common.
Fountain in Cannizaro Park
We watched some schoolkids playing football (soccer) in their little uniforms, admired the last of the roses in the formal rose garden, and peeked at the parrots in the aviary before heading back to Wimbledon Village for a cuppa.  We found a nice little cafe that served afternoon tea.  Scones with clotted cream and plum jam hit the spot! 

We stopped at the supermarket on the way home, and then Josh and I whipped up a dinner of penne with meat sauce, a big green salad, and olive bread, along with a strawberry pizza for dessert.  It might be the last home-cooked meal we'll have for a while, as we'll be touring around with Josh's parents for the next few days. 

You may have to wait several days for my next blog post, but hopefully it will be worth it...


  1. Big hug for Lynne and Bill from me. You can have one, too!

  2. Consider it done! Sending hugs right back at you. When are you coming to visit?

  3. I miss Wimbledon Common! We lived in Wimbledon when we were there and used to go to Cannizaro House for lunch, it was so good!


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