“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
Post)
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Time for a quick drinkie...

Momentarily confused, our waitress quickly regained her composure. I told her to lead the way and together we managed to get Kate and her stroller downstairs without waking her. We sipped wine and ordered lunch in a surprisingly airy cellar restaurant, blissfully devoid of cigarette smoke. We had half an hour to go before we had to pry my parents out of the pub. Time to be alone and relax. Kate woke up, a bit groggy, but after a change and a bottle, she obligingly went back to sleep while we ate and finished our own bottle.

5 comments:

Celestial Charms said...

Thanks for leaving a lovely message on my blog. I'm thrilled about your new book. I just put it on my Amazon.com Wishlist and plan on pre-ordering it tomorrow. It will be a belated Christmas gift to myself, when it arrives. Having previously worked 13 years for British Airways, I spent a great amount of time traveling around England, and especially London. I'm looking forward to being transported there again, while reading each page of your much anticipated book. :)
Cheers,
Maureen

Lizzie said...
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...mmm... said...

I do hope you come to my tea party. thank you!

Maggie said...

I'm always a supporter of anything that has to do with a bottle!

Duchess of Tea said...

How is my favourite blogger, I hope life is treating you marvelously. As you know mine was a bit topsy turvy of late, but is slowly returning to normal. I thank you for checking in on me and for the sweetest comments you always leave behind, you are a dear friend. I am now off to read the posts I've missed on your blog.

Take care
Duchess