Plastic free picnics and art for the sake of art.
If you find yourself in London enjoying the summer, you may find yourself visiting a park. Maybe watching the ducks while you enjoy a lovely picnic with friends. Ah, summertime. Sunshine, happiness.
I love picnics! Absolutely love it. Although it can be tough to go plastic-free when you need convenience.
A bit of pre-planning makes a plastic-free picnic possible.
We have tins from India that stack, but you can find something similar just with a bit of a google. Picnic food is super quick to make. A lovely fresh salad packed into one of these. Yay! So no excuses.
So on my latest hunt for a view with my dinner, I ended up near the Serpentine, Hyde Park. I've spent many early morning swimming there while I trained for the Dart 10k last year.
I love the serpentine, and I love art. So when I heard Christo was doing an installation of 7500 plastic barrels in the river, I was intrigued. I think it’s a bold move in this current climate. Plastic being such a focus lately I couldn’t help but hate the fact that he has taken the beautiful natural view and add something BIG, BOLD and PLASTIC to the middle of the river. When we have so few safe and natural places left to enjoy. I would love to know what you all think? I know it’s not permanent but where does it go after this? There is no such thing as ‘away’, it all has to go somewhere!
I could be missing the point and taking life too seriously, but I love birds and nature so much. All the plastic everywhere makes me nervous. How can they defend themselves? Christo mentioned that its free art but isn't flowers blossoming, birds singing, tree leaves rustling natures way of showing art?