Yesterday the Olympic flame passed through London, and there were several festivities planned on different locations. The one I was most keen to see, was a mini-carnival at Ladbroke Grove, at 11am. I like the yearly Notting Hill Carnival in August, so why not have a taste of it in April, and get the tropical feeling going a bit already. Or that’s what I thought.
Sunday morning I looked out the window to see which turn the weather would have taken after an unexpectedly warm Friday and a drizzling Saturday, and much to my surprise, I saw that it was snowing! Everything was white, and the wind was blowing big snowflakes around the hotel. Quite a beautiful sight, but entirely unfitting for a carnival. Even if a very small version of it in April.
Here’s a couple of impressions of the day: