Category Archives: Poppies

Tower of London remembers

as you read back in September I saw the Poppies at the Tower of London with my Mum, yesterday I went back there with Simon, he hadn’t seen it and as it was getting close to finishing we thought we would take a trip up to London to see it.

From Southend depending on how many stop the train it takes about 50mins from Southend Central to Fenchurch street station, we caught the 2pm train and by 3 o’clock we were taking pictures of the Poppies.

I decided to take my Canon 450d with the long lens this time, before I had my new Panasonic and although the pictures are good, the long lens on the Canon is better.

There were definitely more people this time and loads more Poppies. You can find out about the installation here I’ll warn you now there are going to be a lot of photos……







Although the Poppies on the ground are amazing just for the sheer amount of them, where you see the “waves” of them are something else.


As you get round the back of the castle you can see where they are still putting them in



Here are some close ups




day out in london

I’ve had this week booked off since the beginning of the year and even though Simons wrist operation had put a stop to our original plans (New York) for this week I decided that I would leave Simon to fend for himself and go to Lond on for the day with my Mum.

The first thought I would go to Petticoat Lane, I read up on it I knew that really I needed to up on a Sunday but the day I wanted to go was Tuesday there should be a smaller market on Wentworth Street.

we got into Fenchurch Street about 11 o’clock and using the maps app on my phone managed to find Wentworth Street we couldn’t find the market, but the other things I wanted to do was visit some fabric shops and some vintage dress shops.

I bought some fabric in Epra Fabrics
and a Dress in absolute Vintage.


as you can maybe see the dress is totally see through, I’ve already bought some brown lining fabric for it.

then we decided to go and look at St. Pauls cathedral, as it was £16 to get in we just looked around the outside.


an arty shot from right next to the Cathedral, we also saw a few of these benches around London we spotted two at St Pauls and one at the Tower

Back to Tower Hill and we went and saw the poppies commemorating the First World War they look amazing.


All in all it was a good day out and we enjoyed our selves.