do you remember that feeling… the one where you have butterflies in your stomach… meeting someone new for the first time? someone you have ‘met’ through blogging and feel close to but you’ve never met in person?
we had a friend come to visit. one i have struck up a friendship with since a book swap we both participated in about 2 years ago. we’d never met before and i had quiet moments of anxiety, wondering if this person i only partly knew would be someone to call a friend in real life…
i need’nt have worried at all. she is beautiful, playful, adventurous…
she came bearing gifts of fabrics and coffee beans (i knew we’d be friends from this moment – hehe). she also brought with her my new polaroid camera (found on etsy).
we took her to mudchute farm for a picnic lunch
then, took her on a mystery train ride – a daytrip to paris on the eurostar, eating croissants and drinking champagne for breakfast on the way over. we visited the Père Lachaise Cemetery,
and had a picnic supper of bread, cheese and wine under the eiffel tower
us girls went shopping at my favourite girls dress-up store (two floors of pretty things), where my alter-ego had a ton of fun and bought two dresses; then we met nic for a good british sunday roast lunch
we took a trip to kew gardens to see the bluebells in bloom
we laughed, we drank, we spent time in quiet companionship.
we had the *best* of times.
2 thoughts on “postcards from london & paris”
i think it is so lovely that you two friends got to spend time together :-) i so can’t wait to meet the two of you!! eeeeeeeeee … soon!! :-)
This sounds & looks like a wonderful day! I love that first photo. I had never heard of Mudchute Farm ~ I’ll add it to the ever growing list of things I want to do with our time in London :) I keep thinking how much I am likely to miss the country and the greenery here too, so thank you for that reminder of Kew Gardens – another place I rarely went & will make time for this time!
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