Monday, 29 June 2009

A lovely day... Today was the kind of day every day should be.

One. No traffic on the school run. Hot weather. Sultry beginning.

Two. Brunch at Fortnum and Mason's in Piccadilly with a lovely old friend (Lovely. But not OLD!). Simply perfect melt-in-the-mouth salmon cakes. Melt-in-the-mouth-company. And a nice glass of chilled white. And chilled company. Gorgeous.

Three. After school pick-up, impromptu drop-in invite to a friend's. Nice chat. Nice food. Kids happy in the garden. I love impromptu.

Four. Another friend calls. She's waiting at MY home outside the front door! Jeepers! (Forgot I was so much in demand!) For once, have to make my excuses NOT to socialise (...feels good, though to have such a full social calendar that you're turning people down... Apologise effusively to clear my conscience).

Five. Interlude, off to another friend's to pick up my son. We sit, making elegant chat, the kids are in no hurry to stop the clank and clod of football outside. Nice glass of chilled white. Simply gorgeous. We talk men, handbags, romantic summer evenings stretching on unto eternity (or something like that). Anyway, it's good, we're gorgeous, we're chilled.... (Oh!..and we're in London, not Miami or Cannes!-shucks - but never mind!)

Six. Hop back to Friend number 1 with son. More food, good stuff, cold drinks, and chat. Nobody's in a hurry to get home. She gives me dinner to take home for Hubby (she had a party yesterday, Sunday, and fridge is full). Great: even better, no cooking tonight, relax!

Seven. ANOTHER friend calls me for drinks tonight. There will be more sitting outside, more good company, more nice white: Life's good, goddamn!

Eight. I get home....oh. Umm. It's a TIP. Where's my maid?....(Oh Shit. Forgot. I don't have one: back to reality!)

Nine... Never mind. Get the kids to bed, and I'm off out soon again. The weather's still breezing warm and comfy, a balmy evening: people to see, things to do, life is GOOD (capital G!)

...If only more days were like today.

P.S. Soundtrack:

When I wake up in the morning, love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And something strange without a warning, love
Bears heavy on my mind
Then I look at you
And the world is all right with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day…
…lovely day, lovely day, lovely day…
When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When somebody else instead of me
Always seems to know the way
It’s gonna be a lovely day (it’s gonna be)
It’s gonna be today
It’s gonna be a lovely day
Today I love the world and I love you
It’s gonna be today
A lovely day today
It’s gonna be today
A lovely day today

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