I am not trying to show off or anything for putting up pictures of my picnic at one of the Royal Parks of UK, the Greenwich Park on one sunny afternoon with cheese and wine; all I wanted is to show the importance of work life balance and how one can achieve it if really wanted to. I have to admit that it is quite difficult to do that in Hong Kong, to have a nice relaxing picnic for the following major reasons: (1) many (or most) parks in Hong Kong restrict visitors from stepping onto the grass, not to mention about sitting on them, (2) most parks in Hong Kong do not allow dogs and (3) Where are the parks anyhow? parks that are big enough to have picnic under the Sunday with fresh air and cushion like grass fields?? I continue to question the logic behind the points I mentioned regarding Hong Kong's Parks but no luck so far unfortunately.
Anyhow, my picnic took place on a Monday afternoon at the Greenwich Park where we picked a spot underneath the historical Royal Observatory. Yes, even in such a park with so much history and national pride so to speak, we can pick any spot we like and start our picnic by sitting on those cushion like grass field. Dogs were running around, other visitors were napping under the sun while some were simply enjoying a lovely walk around the park.
We bought a lot of stuff, Cheeses were a must, Comte, Montgomery's Cheddar and some more Parmiganio Reggiano. Many of the cheeses were from Neal's Yard Dairy (Borough Market shop).
How can cheeses go without wine right? Thanks to my friend H, she bought us the Douce Surprise, late harvest, 100% of Melon de Bourgogne. It belongs to the Haute Culture line of Sauvion's Muscadet Sèvre. More details
Oh right, we shared some food with the little doggy called Giddy I think.
Since we were here at the Royal Observatory, we must visit the place right? I have been here before but it was under a different weather condition unlike the perfect afternoon on this day.
I really need to exercise more because the walk up to the Royal Observatory made me sweat! It was a short walk as well! argh!
Up there one can have a great panoramic view of the whole park.
I truly wonder when can I do this sort of thing again in Hong Kong. Is it possible? Just to sit along side the hill overlooking a beautiful skyline under the blue sky? I wonder ...