Sunday, 16 December 2018

London, England (Kensington Hilton, Holland Park) 

The rain stopped today and it looks like a fairly good day outside. I’m meeting Prean and Viktor for a late lunch later today. Of course just as soon as I woke up I was looking forward to going downstairs for my Hilton breakfast. I truly believe that I could eat the same breakfast every day for a year and I wouldn’t mind. As long as there was raspberry jam to put on my toast. Though since I’m not using butter anymore, the jam goes directly on the toast. 

As usual, I got back to my room for a good after-breakfast nap. I woke up in time to get ready for my lunch with the guys. I wanted to return to the restaurant that Corrine and I discovered during our very wet walk on Kings Road this past October. I remember the delicious Eggs Benedict and wanted to try them again. The Gallery Mess is a nice restaurant next to Saatchi Gallery and the staff there are very professional, which I like.

After we were seated I noticed that my Eggs Benedict was not on the menu. I found out this menu item had been discontinued. I ordered a turkey dinner combo instead. While we enjoyed our lunch we planned our holiday at their home in Wales. They will ride down with their friend Sabrina and I’ll take the train. There will be no room in the car for the four of us, my suitcase and their luggage as well.

I noticed as we finished our meal that parents with their pre-school children were letting them run around the restaurant. I almost stepped on a child while making my way to the restroom. I don’t know why this bothers me so much, but it does. This went on for about 30 minutes then, almost like there was a signal, all the parents and children left. Finally we had some peace and quiet. 

We walked over to the gallery for awhile and looked at the art. Mostly modern works. Some were fairly clever and fun. After about 20 minutes or so we were done and left. We’ll probably meet up again before we leave next week to finalize arrangements.

Talking sometimes wears me out and was looking forward to a solid nap when I returned to my room. I managed to write up a blog entry before watching TV then going to bed. 

Tomorrow a friend returns from visiting his family and hope to see him before he returns to work on Tuesday. I also need to do some laundry. It doesn’t get done by itself.  

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