It was a pleasantly balmy afternoon today; the air was warm, with a cool breeze.
Apropos of nothing, Queensway in Bayswater seemed to have a vaguely mediterranean and leisurely feel; it reminds me a bit of various places in Australia by the sea, for some reason.
It may be seasonal, some kind of herd migration.
Nice part of London BTW; just out of the plutocratically-expensive end of Bayswater and Notting Hill, still a civilised distance from Ladbroke Grove. And, as you say, quietly cosmopolitan.
Yes; it's also two tube stops down from where I work, so possibly my best opportunity in wrestling a National Insurance number from the maw of the British bureaucracy without taking leave to do so.
There seem to be a lot of Antipodeans (Australians/Kiwis/Saffas) in Shepherd's Bush, mingling with the numerous Poles and undoubtedly driving the indigenous Muslims' property values down.