Extended Stay on the Heath
Friday 8th April 2022
Had a longer than expected stay on the heath this evening, as it turned out Erika went for dinner with a friend, so I got a pizza and ate it atop Parliament Hill.
Clouds looking a little bit ominous when I first arrived on the heath.
The clouds adding some drama to the view from Parliament Hill.
Alas this Gusbourne Blanc de Noirs was faulty and I decided to abandon it after a few sips.
View from the barrow.
The sky taking on a rather ncie silvery hue now.
Given the rather disappointing faulty bottle of Gusbourne, I went to the wine shop at the edge of the heath to see what I might find as a substitute - fortunately they had some chilled Exton Park in the fridge.
More interesting silver skies.
The London skyline.
View from just below the top of Parliament Hill, where I decided to sit for a while.
Chie came to join me for a bit.
The sun shining over the top of Parliament Hill.
Sky going a bit pink over yonder.
Something like a sunset from the top of Parliament Hill.
Having learned I would not need to be home for dinner, I had gone and picked up a pizza, and decided some red might be a more appropriate accompaniment than sparkling, so also picked up this bottle of Pinot Noir made at an "urban winery" in London (albeit with Italian grapes).
I shared some with a passing couple who stopped by to chat. Thought it was rather nice - very fresh, cherries and wild strawberries.