Sunday, March 15, 2009

St Paddy's day


OK, it's not quite St Patrick's Day yet, but the London celebrations took place today and we had lovely weather for them too. I missed the parade, but got into town just as the main festival was kicking off at Trafalgar Square. These are some of the photos I took.




In the spirit of the day, I have purchased some Irish soda bread and I'm now off to make my favourite Irish hotpot for dinner. Mmmmm!

11 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Hey, I wish I had some hair so I could colour it green like that! :D

Karen said...

A couple of thoughts:

First was, "Oh crap, did I really miss St. Patrick's Day?"
Second was scrolling back up to see if your avatar had green hair. :-)
Third was Irish Hot Pot, mmmmmmm, I'm going shopping tomorrow!

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! look at that green hair! so cool!!!

Tinsie said...

@ Per: You could always paint your scalp and face instead ;-)

@ Karen: I couldn't get green hair on my avatar, so I had to settle for my usual black. The hotpot turned out really nice!

@ Palmtreefanatic: Have I given you an idea for a new hair project?

JM said...

This looks like lots of fun! :-)

Betty C. said...

Cool! I had never actually thought about its being celebrated in London! Certainly there was nothing going on in France -- at least not here in Aveyron. Probably in big cities, though. Nice photos!

Tinsie said...

@ JM: It was :-)

@ Betty C: St Paddy's Day is pretty big in London. 10% of its residents have Irish roots - and it seems most of them are willing to wear silly hats and get drunk in public at least once a year!

Betty C. said...

Ok, that makes sense.

Did you know that more people celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the USA than anywhere else? All those Irish immigrants have left their mark?

Tinsie said...

I didn't know, but it makes perfect sense :-)

RennyBA said...

Great photos from the festival. Thanks for visiting and commenting mine too! I can tell it was a bit warmer there than in Oslo, Norway :-)

Tinsie said...

Yeah, it was almost like summer! Nothing like last year's weather (or what's normal for the time of year for that matter).