It was back to work today, after a nice, long bank holiday weekend. The last bank holiday weekend of the year for us English.
In fact, the next public holiday for me, is wait for it, dare I say it - Christmas Day. 119 days away.
I can't believe I am talking about Christmas Day in August, but I had to know when my next official day off is. And quite frankly, it's too far away. So I am fairly relived and grateful that I have a few days annual leave remaining, otherwise I don't think I would be able to cope with life. (Sorry to add insult to injury if any working Englishmen/women reading this have used and abused all their statutory holiday!)
This August bank holiday, the sun has actually been shining down upon us, which always makes a difference. I have seen various friends, eaten and drank in various restaurants and bars, and visited a local craft fair. I was debating attending the traditional Nottinghill Carnival, but after reading that two people were shot (not fatal, thank goodness), 336 crimes were reported, and 206 arrests were made, I am glad that I did not bother.
Today's pictures of the day are a couple of scenes from my weekend.
Oh and did I mention that Great Britain and The Netherlands have the least bank holidays in Europe? No, well consider it (unfairly) mentioned.
Pictures of the day: