The leaves are starting to change color quickly in London. We had a freak warm spell last week caused by warm winds pushed up by Hurricane Gonzalo, and we’re still getting a ton of wind as the system blows over Scotland. But our temps are back into the 50s and 60s, and it’s not raining at the moment.

On Sunday we walked over to Regent’s Park to see a bit of Fall color and let our son run around the surprisingly-busy playground. He was only lured away with the promise of a ride across the Boating Lake on a pedal boat.

I had wanted to try one of those during the summer and had assumed that they’d closed for the season. So I was happy to fork over £13 for 30 mins of being blown around on the water and taking pictures while my poor husband did all the leg work.

We also checked out Queen Mary’s Gardens and discovered the Triton Fountain, which we’d never come across before. The center of the fountain is a bronze sculpture of a sea god blowing on a conch shell with two mermaids at his feet. The fountain was designed in 1950 by William McMillan who also did the two fountains in Trafalgar Square.


Pedal boats in Regent’s Park.


Little legs trying to reach the pedals.


Chilling in the back seat.


Seagulls in the lake.


Memorial gazebo to the seven people that died from an IRA bombing during a lunchtime concert in 1982.


Beautiful Fall colors.


Our son always on the run.


In front of the Triton Fountain.