Pansies, Cafe and Crossing the Tamar

25 Mar

I love how lots of little plants survive in the most unexpected places. I spotted these pansies just after we had dropped the LiveWires at school this morning. We love these walks to school when a little hand slips into yours and wonderful conversations take place – this morning about how Harrods used to sell tigers! A long discussion ensued about whether it would be better to free them – but the city is not their habitat, what would they eat, where would they live?

Pansies grow in the most unexpected places

We always visit our favourite cafe, Joie de Vie, when we are in North Finchley and we take the LiveWires there after school for a special treat. This morning it was just coffee and delicious freshly-baked-on-the-premises Pain au Raisin for us two.

Our favourite cafe in North Finchley

Thence to Paddington to catch the train home……

Coming back over the Tamar


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4 responses to “Pansies, Cafe and Crossing the Tamar

  1. commonprose

    April 9, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    One of the things I always look for is plants growing out of sidewalk cracks, boulders, centuries’ old walls. Love to see little places where nature triumphs over us.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 22, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Yes, it always delights me too. Did you see the Bluebell on our drive, all alone and doing just fine! 🙂

  2. anotherday2paradise

    March 25, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Such brave little beauties. 😍 I love your conversation share about Harrods once selling tigers. I believe they also sold lions, elephants and alligators etc.. Thank goodness this practice was stopped in the 1970’s.

  3. Timelesslady

    March 25, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I’ve had these small pansies (Johnny Jump Ups) grow in the smallest possible crack of sidewalk. I love them, and better yet, they press well.


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