What an amazing few days!! We arrived by train Thursday afternoon ready for my significant birthday on the Friday. All details had been kept secret from me. And so we trundled our bags to our hotel and my first surprise!
I never dreamed I would get to stay at Claridges. Richard had excelled himself, ably assisted by Soph who told him to “just do it”. And so it continued. Anna had organised my big day with a succession of surprises- a facial at Claridges, lunch at a restaurant with amazing views over London (great weather) , a walk along the Thames then a pedicure and hair styling before going out for a wonderful dinner. I was spoilt rotten. Lovely to have Rocky with us after she had arrived from NZ on Monday to surprise Anna.
Amazing weather continued on the Saturday. Definitely a good time to visit Hyde Park as Richard had never been there. Then another HUGE surprise! Richard was insistent we had a drink at the bar at Claridges (couldn’t understand why!) until guess who turned up? Our close friends Pamela and Roger from home – I couldn’t believe my eyes!
So wonderful to see them! Had a great afternoon the next day wandering around the Brick Lane market area. Delicious food at food hall in old Truman Brewery. Every cuisine you could imagine- we had vegan Ethiopian and Turkish gozleme. Here’s a new use for an old taxi.
Such a good time – helped by more good weather.