As I’ve noted on several occasions elsewhere in this blog, living 30 minutes by train from central London is not very conducive to frequent escapades in this fun city. In fact, it’s been months since we last went to London for anything beyond a targeted restaurant or show outing. So, when our old friends Anya and Alex, whom we see much less frequently that we would like, suggested an adults-only meet-up in the city, we jumped at the offer.
The plan was to get together at a nice eatery, have lunch, and then proceed to a museum for some cultural enrichment. But we settled down way too comfortably at an excellent Italian lounge in Notting Hill, and after a couple – ok, three! – bottles of good wine, accompanied by fantastic cold cuts and brilliantly untamed conversation, we were in no particular condition for a museum. Instead, we braved the cold temperatures for a stroll around Notting Hill and Kensington, capped with a coffee shop stop for more catch-up banter. It was a superb outing.
Back to the regular routine tomorrow, I guess, now that the holiday season is over. The kids return to school in mid-week.