A Day out in Fulham

Many of you know I had several deadlines hanging over my head over the past few weeks and I even skipped going to pubs so meet them. This past weekend I was free and clear. And the weather behaved. Here are some shots I took whilst in Fulham for a football match at Craven Cottage. The stadium is near Bishops Park. Our walk along the Thames was beautiful and it was wonderful to see the sun. I hope to share some of the photos I snapped during the match later this week. Right now, I have more deadlines that have to be met. At least the deadlines keep me out of trouble.

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 (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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63 Responses to A Day out in Fulham

  1. Aaah my old stomping ground although I was closer to Stamford Bridge than the Cottage I used to walk along the river frequently.

    • TBM says:

      I used to run in Brompton Cemetery, which is by Stamford when I lived north of the river. Now the Cottage is much closer to us. I love walking along the river. Might be one of my favorite things about London, besides the pubs of course. How are you doing with all the moving stress?

      • Our offer on our new home was finally accepted last night and now I can step back and let the lawyers (OK Mrs BC) handle it all, I only have to worry about simple jobs like finding removals men and keeping kids out of the way.

        I’ve emailed you about some rough plans that are forming in my head for the coming weeks that you might like to join us for.

      • TBM says:

        Simple jobs and moving. You are an optimist! But congrats on the big news. I’m happy for all of you. a little sad, but very happy for you. Will check my email later today. Thanks for the heads up

  2. What a lovely springy day… so few and far between that they MUST be enjoyed, deadlines or no deadlines 😉

    • TBM says:

      Well it’s raining today so I agree, we need to get out and enjoy the good days. You never know in London when the rain will return for days on end.

      • I remember it well. Also, if it’s looking nice in the morning and you’re planning a walk after lunch – forget it. It’ll be cloudy/drizzly by then.

      • TBM says:

        Why does that happen? It’ll be beautiful first thing in the morning when I’m not fully awake or it’ll clear up around bedtime. Drives me bonkers.

  3. Looks like a lovely spot, TB. Sorry to hear you have more deadlines, but maybe that’s a good thing. Work can be good. Work IS good, right? Glad to hear you all are having better weather!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • TBM says:

      I actually don’t mind deadlines (mostly). If I didn’t have them, I’d never get anything done so even though they cause me stress, they help. when it comes to writing there’s no such think as a finished product, just deadlines. Raining today and much colder, but hey, the good days were on a weekend so I’m not complaining.

  4. oh, how lovely! thx for sharing these pictures. i think sometimes a bit of a break sends us back to the task with better focus. at least i feel refreshed by your photos 🙂

  5. What the hell?!?! You have grass and it’s green?!?! I am so jealous :). I am going to keep looking at these beautiful pictures all day because they offer me hope that my world won’t always be cold and totally white.

  6. Rorybore says:

    you totally have spring! I feel like Spring will never come to Canada this year – at least not my area. That house is so pretty. I bet it has a garden starting to bloom and the gardener doesn’t even have to wear a coat. or toque. I’m just gonna stare at that gorgeous sunset until I feel better. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      it’s true, spring has arrived here. I felt a little guilty posting these photos knowing many of you in North America are not having a fun winter. I have my fingers crossed for you that soon spring will arrive in your part of the world.

  7. Beth Ann says:

    Oh those are lovely. The last one especially. Deadlines are good in my mind because then I HAVE to do something rather than while away the hours doing mindless things. Which I do a lot. They tell me spring arrives this week but I am not holding my breath.

    • TBM says:

      I’m really good about while away the hours. In fact, I may say, I’m a pro 🙂 Is tomorrow the first day of spring? When I lived in Boston, that didn’t mean all that much since I was still wearing all my winter gear for many more weeks.

  8. Didn’t realise Fulham had such beautiful spots – how wonderful!

  9. wolke205 says:

    Wonderful photos ♥

  10. Melissa says:

    Looks like a wonderful weekend outing. I hope London gives you the same treatment when you meet your new deadline. Good luck!

  11. bocafrau says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Looks like it was a nice day for a walk! Love seeing all the blooms.m:)

  12. Jo Bryant says:

    These are gorgeous shots. Deadlines…ahhh…the only way to get anywhere for me I am afraid, as I am the world’s worst procrastinator.

  13. Lucid Gypsy says:

    England in spring, there’s nowhere nicer!

  14. lynnsbooks says:

    Deadlines are good, deadlines are our friend! Well, I must admit I work better with a deadline – otherwise I’d just lollop around in bed (but then I am a sleep monster).
    Lovely photos and happy to see you’re taking some time to chill. All work and no play, etc,
    Lynn 😀

    • TBM says:

      Geez I didn’t want to get out of bed today. And it’s still early and I keep thinking a little nap won’t hurt me. Time to make a cup of tea.

  15. Letizia says:

    Lovely to see flowers in bloom already. Fulham is a wonderful area. I lived in Battersea as a student, right across from the park.

    • TBM says:

      I haven’t spent too much time in Battersea yet, but one of my buddies is moving there soon. Any pub suggestions?

      • Letizia says:

        It’s been over ten years since I lived there so I can’t remember the name but the pub I liked was around Albert Bridge (West of the bridge). There was a little area of Battersea with cute cafes and pubs right there. Other than that and the park, Battersea in my day was a bit dodgy. There was, however, a little jazz festival in the park every summer – great jazz, little outdoor cafe, everyone brings their dogs. I spent many wonderful afternoons there!

      • TBM says:

        They are starting to make improvements. From what I hear, the American Embassy is moving there and that’s helping revitalize the area. I need to look up the jazz festival in the park. I wonder if Miles, my dog, would like that. He seems cool like that–as long as there’s food.

      • Letizia says:

        Miles and jazz- seems like a likely pair 😉

      • TBM says:

        I have to agree

  16. pattisj says:

    I always enjoy sightseeing! Nice sunset. Keep after those deadlines, hope to see you soon!

  17. cupitonians says:

    Oh those pictures look so inviting and blissful.

  18. Glad you got some sun. But out of trouble? That’s no fun. 😉

  19. You skipped going to pubs?!?! :-O Your photos remind me of how beautiful the walk to Craven Cottage is. Went to see Arsenal play Fulham there awhile ago and I really enjoyed the coziness of the stadium.

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  21. Lovely pictures, what is the second one on the right? It looks like a small castle. 🙂
    Deadlines, that’s a pesky word, but without them I would probably procrastinate even more.

    • TBM says:

      That house is next to a church. Many of the houses here look like that a bit. We have castles in London and many in England and I’m always still amazed to see them. Castles weren’t the norm in the US where I’m from.

      deadlines are pesky, but a must.

  22. fgassette says:

    Beautiful day and photos. I hope there are more to come.


    • TBM says:

      I have my fingers crossed that we won’t have so much rain like December. I love rainy days, but not every day for weeks and weeks.

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