Jason and I got a dim sum lunch at Yauatcha in SoHo (the first item – a pastie/dumpling with venison was the best part of the meal),
then dove into the crowds for the London Pride Parade. It was a lot of fun to walk around and see the decorations, celebrations, and outrageous outfits.
I didn’t get photos of the most crowded parts/outrageous parts, but there was a lot of skin, some leather, and a lot of rainbows. I tried to talk Jason into filling his beard with glitter, to no avail.
(Yes, Jason has a beard. It’s been two days and I’ve almost stopped thinking “Beard! Beard! Beard!” the whole time I look at him as he’s talking. Don’t get me wrong – he looks good in it, and he has enough beard oil in the bathroom to satisfy Jonathan, but I’m only used to seeing scruff when we’re traveling among ancient ruins.)
We walked back through Covent Gardens and made our way to Persephone Books, a shop that publishes little-known books typically by mid-century women writers. Amy and I tried to come here over Christmas, but it was closed. Jason and I got there with about 30 minutes to spare before closing, enough time for me to pick up three books.
Hmm. I’ve been in London for two days and I’ve purchased six books and a fan. I may need to pace myself. 🙂