Yesterday started off absolutely miserably in Leicester – I am definitely not a fan of the rain – but by mid-afternoon things had brightened considerable
So I abandoned my half-tidied house (you know the point when you’ve pulled everything out of a cupboard and are in absolute despair…) and set off on my bike to the city’s Riverside Festival
The annual event offers a mixture of pretty canal boats, live entertainment, tempting food stalls, community groups and local artists selling their wares
It’s a great social event and part of the fun is wandering around, bumping into friends and acquaintances along the way (including E and C… okay, that wasn’t a coincidental meeting)
So what was the highlight of this year’s festival?
It could’ve been the crazy home-made bikes on display, it could’ve been getting a henna tattoo on my wrist (I can NEVER resist), or it could’ve been seeing a mind-boggling raccoon dog for the first time (seriously, you have to see this)
But if I’m honest, it was probably buying homemade ice-cream from an ice-cream boat…!
(E went for Lemon Meringue, I went for Top Banana)