I don't what it is about this City. From the very moment I set foot in the place thirteen years ago it's taken a piece of me and is reluctant to give it back. Not that I'm complaining mind. This London summer just keeps getting better and better - what with the Jubilee, the Olympics and now a mini heatwave, I am once again enthralled with its charm.
Heads up. You can totally skip the next two paragraphs if you've heard me talk about my area of London before. We're currently South East Londoners - but we didn't go down without a fight;) Funnily enough I started my London adventure in the South East, New Cross to be precise. I'm a Goldsmiths graduate and when I say graduate I mean to say I lingered on for a 5 year stint and would gladly have stayed on longer had they let me. Sadly there isn't a huge demand for endless theses on electroacoustic music and so I departed my alma mater to venture into the real world.
Now though, we're just a little further along in the beautiful Royal Borough of Greenwich. Okay, so we don't exactly live in the posh bit but we do reside on a very pleasant street next to a beautiful park and a gorgeous stately home that now is the local library come recital hall come quaint cafe. The gardens are so peaceful, I couldn't honestly believe they were virtually deserted the evening we went - we had the whole place to ourselves. Hello people, the sun is out, you can come our of your homes now!
What can be better than an glorious evening with your Husband, chilling, eating fruit and reading. I've finally done the sensible thing and bought myself a couple of Nora Ephron books. I'm rather ashamed it's taken me this long to get properly familiar with Ms. Ephron's writing. I mean, of course I've watched all of her films about a million and one times.....When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia. These movies never tire. Ever. This is a woman whose writing has resonated with so many women for so many decades, I honestly can't believe my own stupidity in not grabbing an Ephron book sooner.
So now that I've finished Heartburn I can safely say that I am more in love with this woman than ever. I can't deny that her recent death was what spurred me on to read her wonderful, real, hilarious and downright heartwarming words and now I can't get enough. Next up! I Feel Bad About My Neck. Can't wait Nora, cannot wait.