Having seen this advertised on the Londonist, I just knew we had to go, we caught the Victoria line and stayed onto Brixton deep in the south of London and then caught the bus to Streatham Common, we knew when we were getting near as kites lit up the sky line. My excitement was such that I was willing the bus to stop so that I could jump off and get a proper look.
Batman patrolling the London skies looking for crime.
Catwoman was by his side, eager to help should the need arise.
Parrots squawking supportive squawks.
I think Long John Silver must have skedaddled on seeing Batman, but we still have Tick Tock the crocodile. (it might not be that!)
Smorg the dragon was coming up the rear.
And Super Ted ? This crowd cheers.
And a rather cute frog.
Last but not least a family of very cute pigs.
And then we had a rather death defying feat, I’m not sure if he was meant to go this high… I’ll let you be the judge, I think he was a bit concerned and when the commentator asked if he was going to repeat the performance he replied with a definite No.
Starting off, he’s going pretty fast by the way.
And a little bit higher, we can still see the trees.
And still just see the tree’s.
We’ve lost the tree’s but he’s still going higher.
And higher. It was quite crazy.
There were kite performances
and lots of lovely shaped kites.
Including brightly coloured spinning kites.
And everybody had bought a kite to fly, kites as far as the eye could see.
And there was wonderful food, Jerk chicken and goat curry .
Along with pick your own fish
and have it cooked for you,
served with fresh bread, olives and other tasty treats. I saw other peoples it looked delicious, I opted for the curried goat, beans and rice, salad and plantain which was very good.
And if the day could not get any more perfect, just occasionally and out the corner of your eye, bubbles floated across the common.