I had a lovely surprise as a friend of mine from LA sent me a message on Facebook to say she was in London. Hurray! I’d just come home covered in mint tea from the previously mentioned lunch date and was feeling a little damp both in spirit and trousers so it was just the thing to cheer me up.
As luck would have it, we were both free for the evening so I jumped on the Number 31 bus (still raining, still loving my umbrella) and headed over to Notting Hill for an evening of catching up on Venice gossip and a few good laughs.
We went for a meal at a little Greek restaurant, Aphrodite Taverna, (www.aphroditerestaurant.co.uk) where we’d eaten the evening I’d arrived in London. Luckily we were able to get a table without a reservation despite it being a busy Saturday evening; a delicious selection of small plates and a couple of glasses of house red combined with good conversation made for a fun night out.
I headed back to Chalk Farm after dinner having enjoyed myself immensely and back on good form. It’s nice to have a friend in town.