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The crisp black fence looks good in it's own right but the leaves that have squeezed their way through cheekily steal the show by providing some unexpected colour and they relegate the snubbed fence to a mere backdrop. But the fence will have the last laugh as the Autumn colours fade in to Winter death.
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19 October 2010
for over three years. They are in a promising location (close to shops and the 371 bus) with enviable uninterrupted views across Ham Lands, yet they never seem to have hit the property market. But somebody has bought them as they are occupied, apparently on a rental basis judging by the crowd of To Let and Let By signs.
16 October 2010
15 October 2010
I have been watching the tinkering on the corner of Lock Road and Back Lane for several months, always with the expectation that the work being done is about to finish, but now it has been revealed that the tinkering was merely the prelude to a much grander scheme that is transforming a few dilapidated offices in to a three bedroom house.
The plans were first hatched over three years ago so this is a dream that somebody has waited a long time for. I'm looking forward to the finished result.
14 October 2010
12 October 2010
It has taken a while to refit the shop on Upper Ham Road but Chic O'Pick has now arrived. I was a little bemused just before it opened as all we had was the new name and the discrete windows which suggested, to my perverted mind, a house of ill repute.
But my suspicions were unfounded and Chic O'Pick in a delightfully upmarket shop selling ladies outfits and accessories thus filling the gap formed when a similar shop in the opposite corner of the parade closed a few years ago.
10 October 2010
7 October 2010
I took this picture just because Petersham Lodge Wood looks good at this time of year and I was enjoying my short detour through it on my way to nowhere in particular. It was only when looking at the photograph later that I noticed the Small Tortoiseshell butterfly adding just a few flecks of subtle colour to a montage of Autumnal greens.
5 October 2010
I am not a fan of the cafeification of Petersham Nurseries but I appreciate that other people do as it is always seems to be busy when I wander around. And I do wander around often because there are still flowers and greenhouses there to enjoy.
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At a risk of repeating myself, one of my acknowledged faults, the thing I like most about living in Ham is the way that paths flow effortlessly through it allowing you to wander and explore. Some of these paths squeeze between terraces of dark brick houses while others, like this one, cavort delightfully through open spaces.