The White Garden of Kensington Palace

Last April we visited Munich  and to my surprise there was a beautiful English Garden in this Bavarian City. I just loved it. Imagine how thrilled I was when shortly after that trip I went to London. London is full of red busses and telephone boxes, like you can see in I spy with my little eye , but also full of green gardens and parks.

Today I’d like to take you to one of these; the white garden of Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is famous and well known, mainly because of Princess Diana. To honour her and her style, the sunken garden has been transformed into a white garden during the spring and summer months of 2017. I visited the garden in May, just when they had changed the spring garden into the summer one.


My white garden

Let’s go from the London white garden in May to my own white garden in summer.

Shirt: H&M (previous season), Sunglasses: Cerjo

Romantic flowers ask for a romantic outfit. Don’t you just love this white shirt? It’s a favourite of mine on warm summer days and apparently one that many of my pupils like as well. There are quite a few girls in my classes who have got exactly the same shirt (I have bought it at the children’s department) and we have aimed with success at wearing it at least once on the same day! I just love how you can connect with your pupils in many different ways.

Having something in common is a great and often easy way to connect with people, since people like people who are like them. My pupils love it when they realise I listen to an artist they are fan of or when they find out we have got our birthdays in the same month or that we have seen the same film in the cinema or love the same food…… and so the list continues. I always make sure to utter my joy if I find out about these small things I have in common with my pupils.

Since you are reading this blog post we will certainly have something in common too. It could be a visit to the White Garden of Kensington Palace or maybe you also own a romantic white shirt. Whatever else we might have in common, I am sure you enjoy reading my blog as much as I do writing it.




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    1. Hi Greetje. I am very much into giving compliments too, in my work as well as outside the classroom. It does both parties well, as postive behaviour and language works both ways. Love, Lieske

  1. Oh Lieske, what a beautiful post. I adore white flowers. Like you, I love romantic white lace too and your shirt looks beautiful. You must be a wonderful teacher to take the trouble to connect with your pupils in such a way. Great teachers can shape the whole life of a young person. Have a beautiful weekend, love Lizzy xxx

    1. Dear Lizzy. Thanks for your kind words. I love being a teacher and am always looking for ways to connect with my pupils. It’s great to share my love for foreign languages with them and much more. Like you say, as a teacher you help young persons to shape their personalities and that is a very rewarding job. Love, Lieske

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