Sunny bank holidays bring a sleepy contentment to London’s suburbs and today, despite everything, was no different. Although it is early in May, it has been a hot. The parks and commons have been busy, but with still fewer people on the streets than has become usual.
It is not often we have a bank holiday on a Friday, but is the seventy fifth anniversary of VE Day. It should have been a day of celebration, but street parties, parades and church services have been cancelled.
I had to go to Barnes this morning. It is just a few miles round trip for us, but at the moment, it seems like a journey to the moon. I took the car and Mrs IS came along to do some sightseeing. It is a while since we have seen anything beyond Putney High Street and the Heath.
There was bunting on a few houses and some Union flags flying, but by and large, south west London seemed to be dozing through the day. It should be sunny again tomorrow, but then it is set to turn cooler. Let’s hope it is just the weather which is taking another downward turn.