Russia.Sochi.Park which is to be held from 26th July to 12 August and looks interesting. Further along there was another big marquee in which is staged a production of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe which again looked interesting!
We took the bus back to Hammersmith this time (you may remember I walked last time) as it was raining by now but we had been lucky with the weather all day. However the traffic out of London was horrific (possibly due to the M4 closure? - or maybe just the rain?) and the journey took nearly 4 hours instead of the usual 2 and three quarters not helped when on the motorway all traffic was stopped by a police motorcyclist. We had a ring side view when a taxi tried to overtake the line of stopped vehicles by driving along the hard shoulder and didn't seem to want to stop when a police motorcyclist indicated to him to pull into the stopped lane of traffic and wait alongside our coach. The policeman wrenched open the driver's door and there was some sort of altercation before the taxi did as he was told and seconds afterwards several cars with a police escort were waved through (word has it that it was David Cameron but I don't know if that is true) but whoever it was they obviously got to their destination more quickly than we did! We got back to two cross and hungry cats after a long but interesting day. Next Thursday I am off to meet up with some friends but I'm hoping it won't be another trip to London just yet as it is too tiring!