One of the problems with this wildlife lark is it gets in the way of other activities.
As most of you know I'm into visiting Churches and other Historic Buildings. I try and work my holidays around both activities with varying degrees of success.
Weekends and other days off are a problem. I tend to use them predominantly for wildlife watching but this year is going to be slightly different. For a start I'm not going to be concentrating on a year list (not that I really do anyway). One day a month is going to be put a side for buildings.
I am "ribbed" because I don't like driving in London but the trip to Barnes made me realise that some historic buildings really must be visited.
So in West London I intend to do Syon House and Osterley Park, both are on my ought to see list. In central London I want to visit Kensington Palace and Kew Gardens. I probably visited Kew as a child (any suggestions on best time to visit?). Kensington will be a train one I expect.
There are other places I ought to go to like Buckingham Palace and The Tower of London (I last went uhm well a long long time ago!). And to this I could add Ham House, the Banqueting Hall, Chiswick House and Kenwood House.
There are lots of churches but I doubt many of those will get done. There are 3 in Kensington alone Holy Trinity, St Augustine and St Cuthbert. And in Kew St Anne's. I'll have to see if they have opening times I can use with the Palace and the Gardens.
The first to go though is likely to be Eltham Palace in the East. I say this because it opens to the public from Sunday 4th Feb so the first sunny sunday of Feb!! Kenwood House is open as well.
I wonder how I will do come the end of the year!?