I was walking along the south bank of the Thames on a typically gloomy day in September and spotted these two women huddling under a union jack umbrella. The souvenir stall on Westminster Bridge was selling them, and had obviously made a killing – as there was an unwittingly patriotic procession of bemused tourists returning from the London Eye all the way back to Westminster tube station.
I don’t know why, but I assumed that these two were Italian – maybe it was their animated conversation!
I emailed this picture to my cousin in Australia, with the caption “just to make you jealous whilst you are basking in the sunshine…this is what late summer in London looks like!’
His reply said that the picture made him feel homesick!