... sounds very simple but it can be better than shoes, I assure you! Sometime ago, I was visiting one of Europe's most interesting big cities (and no, I will not reveal which one here... people who know were I was will recognise it and for the rest, and for the purpose of this post, it really does not matter...) and I took a day to just walk in the centre, indulge in the wonders of window shopping and do a bit of actual shopping as well... The weather was not fantastic, ok, it could be a lot better... But that did not stop me, I thought, I'm here on holidays, will try to make the best of it and enjoy regardless of the fact that I was wet for most of the time...
So, I went to the city centre in the morning and directly to a department store that a good friend of mine recommended I would love. She was absolutely right, I did! After a successful quest for the right underwear that I was in need (because I had cleaned up my drawer a few days before and had gotten rid of all the shameful, old, destroyed undies that I kept for I don't know which reason...) I had arranged to meet this friend for lunch. We met and she took me to this fabulous place, right in the heart of the city and next to all the designer shops (so that I can have more window staring...) were we had our lunch.
Though we mutually agreed that we would have cooked the risotto slightly more, the flavours were great and the atmosphere, combined with a good service, did leave me with a great memory... But, in fact, what was the really great part was being with my friend! We chatted, we laughed, we enjoyed the food and the time together. For me this was priceless! I hope she had just as good a time as I did! The thing is, were I live and work, these small escapes to the city centre are rather difficult on a working day so we end up always having lunch in the canteen... But there, it was so easy for her to get out of work and have lunch in the center, in a nice restaurant with me, that I was left a bit jealous for this quality of life... Well, who knows what the future brings, right? The point is that meeting a friend you don't see very often and having a nice lunch in the city while having a girl's talk, is better than shoes! And, it can be so nicely combined with them if you do a bit of shopping before or after lunch ;)
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