Summer in London can be hit and miss weather wise, but in true Brit fashion people carry on with their plans regardless. Last weekend was a prime example - every year my neighbourhood has a street party. The road is closed and all the residents set tables with flowers, real crockery and cutlery (no plastic here), bring food and drink and some even bring their musical instruments. Children and dogs play in the street and there is a real sense of community. This year was no exception
although there was always a threat of an afternoon shower. When it did rain, the umbrellas went up and everyone stayed put until a torrential downpour eventually scuppered any attempt to 'keep calm and carry on'. We had to concede and move the party indoors which was a bit of a shame as the party fragmented into the various houses but all in all a lovely day and happy to report not a scrap of litter left behind.
|Doorways in Milano|
Next week I am closer to home and off to Edinburgh and Cardiff for work and doubt I'll get any time to get out and about but if I do I'll let you know. I've been to both cities before but only ever for work so I can't claim to have seen much of either of them sadly.
I'm also in the process of planning my early winter getaway - a new destination .. I'll update you when I know more! Ciao for now!