"My favourite thing about London is the river Thames. I live close to it and walk along it almost every day with my dog, Plum. She longs to be IN it and sometimes, when the tide is low, I allow her to swim but I've learnt that she must always be on a long lead because otherwise I CANNOT get her out. We live on the Hammersmith side and walk from there over the bridge towards Barnes where there is a rough path with trees entangled overhead. Wild garlic grows and herons nest along the way. It's the nearest I can get to pretending I am in the country."
By Emma Chichester Clark, children's author and illustrator behind the Blue Kangaroo series and lots more emmachichesterclark.co.uk