March 19th, 2012

Fishy Circumstances

Parade-sighting in London, and other news

After the closest thing to a good brunch I've ever had in London, at Nopi, with visiting friends known from Toronto, we walked down toward the Royal Academy to see the David Hockney show. From a distance, Piccadilly looked crowded with a protest, so we took the back streets; but when we made it down to the street, it wasn't that at all. It was a St. Patrick's Day parade.

We caught the tail end of it, and it was as wonderful as it could possibly be. Those last few floats included a shiny troupe of Bolivian(-Irish) dancers and a throng of lively Hare Krishnas, wishing us a happy St. Patrick's Day. There was even a Hare Krishna leprechaun. It was a wonderfully London moment.

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In other improbable news, the UK actually has a decent song it's entering for Eurovision this year.

geesepalace headed off early this morning, while the garden was still covered in frost. A little more grading, and it'll be properly spring break for me.