Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
Flew into London Friday afternoon. Parents met me at Heathrow and took me for alovely lunch and glass of Rose at Chez Gerard in Cobham, Surrey. Headed to Emma and Owen’s pad in Cobham and hung out with Owen and my folks for some tea and biscuits. Lovely to be home.
Emma arrived back from work and we had some fun going through old photos and letters from Uni my parents had brought with them.
Said farewell to the ‘rents and headed out for yummy dinner at the Black Swan gastro pub in Ockham. English Lamb, mmmmmm.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Woke at a normal hour thankfully (I heart Nyquil) and had a breakfast of Owen’s home made bread and marmite. Watched some rugby with him before he headed off to play some. Emma stirred and we had a lovely afternoon catching up and eating courgette rissotto grow at their own allotment (the veggies that is not the rice). After a stroll and a coffee in Cobham-town I hit the rails to head into London-town.
JoJo was waiting for me at her lovely pad on Battersea Park Road and we glammed up and hit the town (well the bar ’round the corner). Cocktails and dancing kept us going ’till 2 am (I LOVE jetlag). Ran into a few old school mates which was a nice surprise.
Sunday, Sept. 13
A late start (out of bed at midday) and a quick wash before hopping on a train to Chiswick to see Nadia and her lovely brood. A yummy home-cooked meal, bottle of wine and lots of girl-chat = perfect Sunday afternoon. Now home in Battersea awaiting my 4th home-cooked meal of my trip so far – lucky me.
After a fun filled trip to Oregon, we were lucky to have a three day weekend right on its heels. Here in Sun Valley Labor Day weekend is all about the Wagon Days parade. The largest non-motorized parade in the U.S.A., it’s a pretty impressive line-up of antique carts, wagons and other things on wooden wheels. We met up with Pete and his parents, Kate and Jeff to enjoy the day together. Although the sleepy boys took a while to get into the spirit of things!
Unfortunately the day ended on a sour note (literally), as Owen threw-up all over the car on the way home, and today (Monday) his is still really poorly. Hopefully he’ll rally in time to hang out with the Grandparents in Fallon this weekend.