Thursday, 14 July 2016

A flying visit - 24 hours with Ama

On Sunday my friend of 10 years (met in London 2006), Ama, came to London for a flying visit before heading off again, the jet-setter that she truly is.  With only 24 hours in the capital, we had no time to lose. She dumped her bags at my place, we had a quick coffee then we went walking over to Cecconi's in Mayfair. 

And after a long satisfying lunch we were served a free (hallelujah!) plate of goodies to Muchkin's delight, then realised that we also shared the buzzy popular Italian restaurant with non other than Ellen Degeneres and wife (Portia was wearing the same white blouse and short bob combed backward as in link to the paparazzi snap from Wimbledon - she reminded me of Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct!).

They were engaged in deep conversation and shared a bottle of wine and naturally we tried to keep our cool and pretended not to look haha. 

Afterwards we strolled around London town in gorgeous sunshine and ended up on James Street where we secured a perfect outside people watching spot. When the sun went down we walked back home with Scarlett Grace peacefully sleeping in the pram, popped open a bottle of rose and chatted in to the small hours before the jetlag eventually hit her (she travelled from Brazil where she has resided for the last 6 months) and she crashed on the kids' bunk bed. 

The following day I took her to Paddington Station where we said goodbye for this time and blew kisses frantically as she stepped into the revolving doors on the Heathrow Express. This time she'll go to Romania for a month, and have plans to be in Europe for the duration of this year, so no doubt she'll be back before we know it :-)

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