Last year I said I wouldn't take the kids back to the Notting Hill Carnival. Well, we went again. This time we went to the adult day on the Monday. We also had the use of an apartment in Notting Hill right in the middle of the carnival area. The friends who owned it had taken off to France to escape the noise.
It was much bette this year. We got there early in the afternoon so we didn't have to wait for the parade to start. The only problem was that there are often large gaps between floats. We just kept on walking around and when we got tired, crashed at the apartment. That was great.
The only scarey bit was getting crushed in a crowd as we tried to get past a sound system. I don't think the kids liked that. The day was very cool and cloudy so it wasn't so great for photography either.