I saw a horse!

The first time a horse has been seen near Smithfield Market, honest

The first time a horse has been seen near Smithfield Market, honest

Well this is a turn up for the books. On my way out to lunch today, I saw this beautiful horse and a great thing to go with it too.

trap

Turns out it was being used to ferry Anthony Horowitz around for the launch of his new novel, Moriarty. The bloke who owned the horse and carriage was very friendly, telling me that it was refurbished in the 70s when velour was popular (should have been leather apparently). I was curious to find out what sort of reception he got on the busy streets of London. Turns out everyone was pretty cool with it, apart from some cabbies.

Strange what you see sometimes, though isn’t it? W

Something for the weekend?

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Another post that isn’t to do with a lunch hour, but IS to do with London. There was a Diwali festival in London on Sunday. I went along. I think it looked like it was going to be better when the sun went down (it is the festival of light after all) but we still managed to get to see some traditional dancing and these cheeky chappies.

Cheeky monkeys

Cheeky monkeys

They climbed lampposts, stole children’s toys and hijacked Boris bikes. Brilliant. Incidentally, if you want to keep up to date on what’s going on in London (mainly for families) at the weekend, then subscribe to the hopscotch newsletter. It’s well worth it. W