Meeting up with B on Monday really made it plain that it had been way too long since we’d last seen each other! So I’m really pleased that we’re starting up our regular meet ups again -we used to take turns picking a restaurant every few months, some of the most memorable were visits to Locanda Locatelli, Gordon Ramsay, E & O – I think the staff at GR didn’t know what to do with us as we were the only ones left in the restaurant, laughing and chatting away with no inclination to go anywhere, and I think they were all pretty much ready to go home! At Locatelli we had a mad night with professions of love and marriage and a visit to Sketch, and at E&O we kept craning our necks to watch Randy Andy divorcee royal with his glam brunette date. I can’t remember when we stopped – various things got in the way (pesky stuff like work and budget constraints). This time of course 2 of the 3 of us have serious budgetary restraints (me having no salary is quite the deflater of big plans), so we’re scaling down. Reminds me a bit of school days when Wagamama was our regular haunt and an excursion to Yo Sushi was a serious indulgance. Luckily we’re in London – according to Gourmet magazine the best place in the world to eat out! I don’t disagree. Sometimes a little sleuthing is necessary, but this place is a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of great eats, if you take the time to look. I think we need to find an ethiopian place. I fancy some of that yummy sour spongy flat bread…oh and the restaurant where you eat in the dark. That should be interesting!
The day is grey again today though meant to get muggier as the week progresses. Count down both to iknit day and to the club parcels going out. AND to a visit by A from home – my uni flat mate. Sigh – more tidying today, somehow my tidying always gets much messier before it gets better.
One of our neighbours has a new black pug puppy – 13 weeks old, a tubby little bundle of frolicking joy. Such a cutie -and totally fearless and mischievous. won’t leave Deuce alone when they meet – keeps trying to get Deuce to play with him, and Deuce keeps running away. It makes me laugh as he is exactly like the puppy when he tries to play with bigger dogs – who all seem to do just as Deuce does, and try to run away from Deuce. Kat also has a new puppy – a little black one. Can’t wait to meet her, I bet she is a total cutie.