31 August 2011

Around Portobello | Notting Hill Carnival 2011

It's been a while, I know! Please don't be mad! I've been spending a lot of time over at my beauty blog Click & Make-Up, but I have loads of posts planned for this personal/lifestyle blog.  I traveled a bit over the summer and am going away in a couple of weeks, so I'll have loads of travel/destinations posts coming soon.

I spent most of the weekend at the Carnival.  I hadn't been in a couple of years as I was away on hols, but it was like coming home.  My mum took me religiously every year since I was a baby, and I live in the thick of things, so it's silly to be away really!  I was a bit worried things would kick off after all the rioting earlier in the month, but apart from one poor fella getting stabbed near Ladbroke Grove, things were pretty sedate.  It was all quiet round about me by 9pm - not even the boom boom of a house party.  Methinks Grove is getting a little too gentrified!

I had a great time and even better street food.  Here's my tally (over two days, okay?!):

Grape Soda x 2
Fried plantain chips
Fried plaintain whole
Pork skewer x2
Lamb patty
Jerk chicken, rice and peas
Lashings of Malibu and Lilt

No pics of the grub I'm afraid, I wolfed it down too fast! 

It's me and Levi Roots! I LOVE LOVE LOVE his Reggae Reggae sauce, you gotta try it! 

and round the really powsh areas, even the saplings got boarded up for protection! Pah!

Did you go to Carnival this year? Have you been before? Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!