As a minimum know the types of trees, and maybe how to find north using only the position of the sun and the compass app on your i Phone.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke or the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk are all great places to prove me right.
Big concerts are great, but there's not a lot of romance when you have to yell at each other to be heard.
There’s something about the quiet thoughtfulness of an art museum that allows you to stand just a little closer.
Plus, there’s always a quiet alcove to duck into when the moment is right.
At every other location in London I like the idea of ridiculous names for my kids like Candy, or Moonlight or Elvis.
In Richmond I just want to call them Charlie and Tilly, and buy them a Labrador, and send them to a school that make them wear hats, and read them Chaucer, and teach them the cello and violin respectively, and imagine them singing in the choir, and get teary when you think of them doing a solo, and listen to the Archers with them while they go to sleep, and go downstairs, and put more wood on the fire and cover your loved one, who has fallen asleep in front of Question Time, with a homemade patchwork quilt.
Art galleries are always good, as are crossword dates.
Essential Info: Richmond Park is open from 0730 until dusk.
There are few places in the world that make me want to have babies more than Richmond.
As soon as I get off the train I start thinking buggies, and Ofsted reports and northern European au pairs.
Petersham Nurseries is open Monday – Saturday 1000-16-1630 on Sunday.