Monday 14 March 2011

Mini break with friends!

Having started writing this post, I feel that it is somewhat inappropriate to talk about "better than shoes" stuff at a time when the whole world's interest is focused on last Friday's Japanese tragedy... I mean no disrespect and I do feel overwhelmed by it... But I think that, even at times like these, talking about positive things can help us cope with the sadness... So here it is, my latest "better than shoes" experience...

I am a fortunate person, I have said it before, who not only enjoys the friendship of wonderful people but who also can enjoy the luxury of escaping for a long weekend with them! And this is what happened some ten days ago, we got on a plane and headed to a mini break in London! And what a weekend that was! Even the weather, notoriously wet and gloomy in the British capitol, was on our side! Blue skies, bright sun (though admittedly a bit chilli...) and just a tiny bit of rain only on Saturday night. In other words, splendid!

Having done some preparations beforehand, my friends being great at that, we ended up having lovely meals, a great lunch at Jamie's Italian in the City on Friday and a memorable dinner on Saturday at Gordon Ramsay's Maze My mouth gets watery and my eyes misty just in the memories of the tastes, the wine, the beautiful ambience and the pleasant people! Which by the way is my overall impression every time I travel to London, I find the friendliness of the service everywhere most inviting! On top of that, a matinée of "Billy Elliot" on Saturday completed the experience!

Surely I will not deny there was some shopping... surprisingly not for shoes! I guess the enormous offer just kinda blocked me and could not choose... or simply did not feel the need for it as I was feeling, for the whole of the weekend, such immense joy being with my friends and having such a great time that I forgot my usual addiction to foot candy... don't know... what I do know is that this weekend certainly qualifies as "better than shoes" and that I have my best friends to thank for it! :)

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