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hibiscus margaritas

March 16, 2009

'Where are you?' asks Luis. 'And when are you coming back?'

It's late Saturday afternoon and I am sitting in my local Pret A Manger making use of their free Wifi, since the dongle thing and portable broadband package, that I bought from the very helpful people in the Orange shop on Kensington High Street, are very slow and not reliable.

'I'm very busy with meetings chéri.'

'Are you sure you're not just going out with your friends to cafes and bars?' he says, sounding suspicious. 'You have been there a long time.'

'Oh no chéri,' I reply, omitting to mention that I spent lunchtime drinking hisbiscus margaritas with friends in the new Westfield shopping complex in Shepherd's Bush.

'It's merde here without you,' says Luis, sounding moody.

'Really darling?' I say, feeling very pleased.

'It's really annoying me. If you don't come back soon I might have to move to Paris or Toulouse.'

'No, don't do that,' I say, suddenly alarmed. 'I'll come back to see you next weekend. I'm booking a flight now.'

'Depeche-toi chérie,' he says gruffly. 'Depeche-toi!'

comments (5)

1. Posted by markyj on March 17, 2009 8:57 PM

Well, sounds like you should hopping back over here for 'le weekend' as they say in Paris...Bet you're already booked on a flight into Luis' arms....Oh l'amour...

2. Posted by mimi pompom on March 18, 2009 1:05 AM

Well, since you are picking me up at the airport, it is , strictly speaking, actually a flight into your arms!


3. Posted by Wolfie on March 18, 2009 9:21 AM

...we know the truth... lunchtime margaritas indeed! Work? It is tough work when you can get it...

4. Posted by Susie on March 19, 2009 7:34 PM

Now hold on just a little moment. I'm getting confused here. Exactly whose arms is it that you are flying into?

5. Posted by Eagle Wings on March 22, 2009 9:22 AM

I wonder if you found the Terra Plana store & Vivo Barefoot shoes at Westfield? Their largest store is here and they hold the largest stock of Vivo Barefoots :-) Good at sale time!

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