Autumn

After a long and extremely hot and dry summer, autumn is now upon us. After more than three months without a drop of rain clouds gathered and the ground soaked up the precious drops.
Autumn is here and autumn is mushroom time. We took the car for a short drive to a good mushroom spot in the forest. We had no sooner entered the forest, when we could smell mushrooms. Close by on a tree stump was the largest gathering of huge mushrooms I have ever seen.

 

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The Legal District

One morning we walked from our hotel to Russell Square along Southampton Row. At High Holborn we turned left, passing the beautiful “Half Timbered” Staple Inn, one of the few buildings that survived The Great Fire of London. In Chancery Lane we passed The London Silver Vaults. We have yet to explore that. From here we made our way to Lincoln’s Inn Fields. What a haven of tranquillity. Great expanses of lawns, Maple trees dropping their golden autumn leaves, imposing red brick buildings with windows and doors trimmed in sandstone and a singular lack of tourists. We passed entrance doors to Barristers offices with name boards of the occupants. There were a small number of Sirs, but mainly Mr. It seams to be a male dominated profession. From one place we could see The Old father Thames. We shall return there one day.