My friend's daughter is working this summer in London and came to visit me in Kew. Because Anusha is an avid runner and can walk forever, we covered areas in Kew Gardens I don't normally see, including a Bonsai room and an exhibit of plant uses. In place of some formal gardens were vegetables! While wating for Anusha to finish touring Kew Palace, I met some "abolitionists" who explained that an act had just passed to end slave trading, but unfortunately not the end of the institution of slavery. We had quite a discussion about the Americas!