Daily Archives: October 4, 2011

Brockwell Park

sketch of oak

"Brockwell Park Oak", mixed media by Kerry McFall

 We’re getting to know the neighborhood here in Lambeth quite well, and we’ve been to Brockwell Park several times.  Once upon a time it was an estate, quite grand I’m sure.  Now the slightly crumbling estate house provides a lovely shabby-chic cafe, and the grounds include a 1930’s public swimming pool with another cafe, a BMX bike track, a hidden garden, playground, soccer fields, bocci ball pitch, tennis courts, and acres and acres of lawns and trees.  This is about a 10-minute walk from Helen and Gary’s, and given the record-breaking lovely weather they’ve arranged for us, it’s the perfect choice for Sunday afternoons.  You can see by the golden glow in the leaves that the seasons are changing, however…