Welcome to my blog!

'Dormouse Goes To Town' is about my little adventures in London. I enjoy visiting exhibitions & museums, going to gigs, the cinema and the theatre . I love living in London for all the variety and the general vibe of creativity and artistic freedom that inspires me and makes my heart beat faster (though that could be down to me being slightly unfit...) This blog will be all about cultural life as well as just hanging out, strolling down a road and just random things...possibly quite a lot of those...

Monday, 22 March 2010

A Place to Escape to - Kew Gardens....

This may seem like an odd choice considering that I've said this blog is going to be about the arts and 'culture' in its many manifestations and the general 'urbaneness' of London life... but I just love, love, love Kew Gardens! There I've said it... Going to Kew for the day feels like a mini holiday and whenever my mind feels like it's about to blow up in a hundred million that's where I head. Of course, there's the magnificence of the over 150 year old Palm House with its myriad of exotic plants and stunning architecture . But I think what I really love is that you can always discover something new and find inspiration, at least that's how it is for me.

What is also great is that Kew is involved in numerous research and conservation projects, for example the Millenium Seed bank which aims to collect and preserve 25 % of the world plant species by the year 2020. So it is so much more than just a 'pretty park' with old trees and exotic plants!

The picture accompanying this post were taken by me last Sep- tember and I'm looking forward to my first visit this year next month!

The next post in 'favorite places' will be about a more urbane location...

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Good News! At last an Egg Hunt for Grown Ups!

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