Back! The London Report
I have to confess that I didn’t take many photos in London but I am full of mental images! We had a great time, walking, talking and walking, going to places from the past and to completely new ones thus making the whole trip a completely new experience to remember. The hotel was great, stylish and very clean but with small, essential rooms and with a green policy that I think is great as well. It was good to retire there in the evenings and I even got to see Julie and Julia, I didn’t feel like seeing it but I am happy I did because the parts with Meryl Streep are so good, both because she is a good actress but also because Julia Child is/was such an inspiring person. The food blog parts I didn’t like, I found them boring and I wish they had just made a film about Julia Child instead, it would have gained a lot from that in my eyes. See, I did find something to complain about.
I managed to meet up with an old food blogging friend, Johanna from thepassionatecook, a truly lovely woman who I hope to meet soon again! Maybe we will if the logistics over here work because there is a European food blogger’s conference 4-6 June in London.
But we didn’t only walk, we ate and drank as well. My birthday dinner (because this was a birthday gift trip) was at a really nice restaurant, About Thyme. Good food for very reasonable prices in a nice place and above all, incredible service, they made us feel as if we were dining in a three star restaurant! It was a memorable evening. I also spent enjoyable hours sipping cocktails in the Aethenaum hotel in Mayfair with K and a very old friend that I hadn’t seen for 20 years but it was as if we had met yesterday, that is how it is with true friends I find, you just go on where you left it.
Yesterday I was supposed to meet up with the food photographer Marie-Louise Avery (who I regard a bit like my guru) in her studio but I, my stupid twit, forgot her mobile number and I couldn’t get into my email account from the hotel so I did some sentimental walking on my own in the basking spring sun. And then I went home and it is so nice to back with my family. And with you too!