Today a pleasurable walk through the back streets of Chelsea, Kensington and Westminster provided plenty of quaint, quintessentially English eye-candy. The lush and well-heeled neighbourhoods have rows of gleaming white townhouses overlooking excessively preened garden squares!

It was lovely to sit in a park along the Thames and enjoy the flowers in full bloom and the ’distinctive’ smell coming off the river. Unfortunately bees also enjoy those flowers and Brodie managed to get stung, but the bee ended up dead and Brodie’s still around to tell the tale. Brodie 1 - Bee 0.