Travel Photo of the Day (July 16)

Still hot in London. Here are some photos I snapped during a visit to Hyde Park last Saturday.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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38 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (July 16)

  1. bocafrau says:

    The weather looks nicer in London than it does here in Florida!

  2. Fergiemoto says:

    It looks like it was a nice visit! The water would be refreshing to take a dip in on a hot day!

    • TBM says:

      there is a spot where you can go swimming and I think there’s a pool, but I haven’t been there yet. Also the kids love the Princess Diana memorial that has water they can run in. I think she would love seeing all the kids there.

  3. Frank says:

    Looks like a grand, glorious day. Are you beckoning for dreary and rain?

    • TBM says:

      I would love some rain. I’m more of a autumn and spring person. And I don’t mind winter. Summer gets a little hot for me. But this is nothing like the heat and humidity in Boston.

  4. Enjoy it while it lasts :). I made sure I kept myself cool today by having a milkshake at lunch and a bowl of frozen yogurt tonight. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 40C with the humidity, so I guess I will have to increase my icecream intake right? I don’t want to get overheated :).

    • TBM says:

      Yes your health is at risk. More ice cream!!!!

      • And to think that so many people think we live in igloos all year round here in Canada LOL!! We were all walking around in our underwear last night because it was too hot to have clothes on :). Still way better than snow though. By the way, the birds say good morning!

      • TBM says:

        Walking around in your underwear in an igloo! You are brave! Say hello to the birds for me and my reading chair. Sigh, I have to work today.

  5. samokan says:

    it’s hot and humid here too…
    looks like a lovely place to relax 🙂

  6. Gosh it’s getting so hot!
    The heat is getting so unbearable.
    Hyde Park is one of my favourite parks in London. 🙂

  7. paulaacton says:

    I take back my comment on the other post I just found MsKatykins in todays spam

  8. bulldog says:

    What no pubs in Hyde Park.?? lol

    • TBM says:

      Well there is a coffee/beer place that I do frequent. In the winter they host Winter Wonderland and there is a Santa’s pub. I’ve been known to go there as well.

  9. calmgrove says:

    We always stop by that eaterie by the Serpentine when we’re in London, a good place to pause when walking around the capital. The Italian Gardens are looking great after last year’s refurbishment too!

    • TBM says:

      I love hanging out by the Serpentine. So relaxing any time of the year. when I first arrived in London I was so sad that the Italian Gardens were under construction. But they did a fab job. I don’t know what it looked like before, but I love it now.

  10. Vishy says:

    Nice pictures, TBM! The birds (ducks?) seem to be enjoying the sun too 🙂

  11. Boy those ducks look pooped out.

    Hot? In London? How about if we trade?
    Today = 96 with heat index of 105. Even my sweat is sweating. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Instead of trading, why don’t you just come over here and we’ll pub hot. How’s that sound? 105 sounds miserable. Hopefully it won’t be like that in August.

  12. The words “hot” and “London” just don’t go together! When I was there I needed a sweater most days.
    I am feeling a teensy bit guilty because it was only 66 this morning. The rest of the country is sweltering.

  13. lynnsbooks says:

    Well, we’re having great weather too! Absolutely sweltering. The only problem is of course that it doesn’t really encourage you to work! Just want to go home and chill.
    Lynn 😀

  14. Nice, clear, blue skies, fluffy clouds, and relaxing by the peaceful water. TBM, where is your beer? 🙂

  15. We are hot and humid too. Need rain, really need rain after last year’s drought. Typical Missouri summer. Love the shot of alfresco dining near the water. Hmm, makes me wish for 4pm wine time under the Oaks.. 🙂 TBM so nice to see you! What a beautiful smile. You are so young, I could be your Grandma!!!!

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