/ March 18, 2016 / No comments
A letter to Georgia from London
March is already here! I can't believe it! However, spring hasn't arrived in London yet. It's still a bit cloudy and cold, but, sometimes it's really sunny! Last Sunday, I discovered this beautiful square, Gordon square, while I was walking around my university campus.
So, I'd like to share with you its story. Well, it was developed by Thomas Cubitt in the 1820s, as one of a pair with Tavistock Square, which is a block away. As with most London squares the central garden was originally for the private use of the residents of the surrounding houses, but it now belongs to the University of London and is open to the public. The square is named after the second wife of the 6th Duke of Bedford, Lady Georgiana Gordon, daughter of Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon.
Virginia Woolf and her siblings lived at 46 Gordon Square, where many member of the Bloomsbury Group (the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey) used to spend their time.
Nowadays, it's a lovely place to sit and read your book or enjoy your hot soup at the kiosk, formerly a gardener’s hut, which sells, also, drinks and light refreshments.
In London, there are many almond trees, which have already blossomed and they're truly beautiful, as you can tell! I know that you love them! I could sit here on a bench underneath an almond tree and drink my coffee for hours. It's so beautiful and peaceful, you would love it.
On my way home I found a teeny-tiny flower shop and I bought a bunch of lavender that smells truly amazing!
I ended my Sunday with a cup of tea and a home-made cat cookie! Meow!
I miss you Georgia! I hope I'll see you very very soon!Until then...
Many kisses & hugs,