A Fantastic Festival...
Well my renovation projects are almost done! I can't wait to show you them!
In the meantime I wanted to show you some pictures from an exciting night out we had on Sunday!
We decided on the spur of the moment to attend the mayor's Thames Festival. I had never heard of it until someone at work (who doesn't even live in London) mentioned it. It's a two day festival over the weekend, all along the banks of the river in the city. The banks are filled with market stalls, selling food and crafts.
There is a whole range of free events and the whole event has a wonderful finale of a night carnival and fireworks on the Thames, by the southbank.
We headed in after a day at my mum's and a quick pitstop at home (which I'll tell you more about at the end) and got there around 8pm.
There was a fantastic carnival atmosphere, with music, chatter, the smell of lovely food and lots of pretty bunting. It was such a fantastic place to be!
The highlight was the fantastic fireworks display, which was beautiful (if a little late!). Now I'll shush and let the pictures speak for themselves!
|View of the Southbank from Hungerford Bridge|
|View of Victoria Embankment from Hungerford Bridge|
|View of the London Eye from Hungerford Bridge|
|View of Royal Festival Hall & The Southbank from Hungerford Bridge|
|Me on the bridge|
|Never ending pretty bunting|
|What an atmosphere!|
|Examining the crafts|
Just looking at the pictures of the fireworks makes me want to ooooh and ahhhh! I can't wait until next year - although someone rightly pointed out that next year's festival will be at the close of the olympics and so probably hugely busy, whereas this year was just right! Next time I hope to make more of the whole weekend and attend some of the free events!
Remember that pitstop home!? In the 2 hours I had between getting back from my mums and going out to London, I rustled up some rosemary and sea salt foccacia! My first ever try!
I had to make it then, so I could take it into work on Monday for a colleague's goodbye lunch! The foccacia went down a storm, despite me thinking it was a little too dense! Still I'm extremely proud for my first ever try!
What did you do this weekend?