Sunday, 10 February 2008

Five let loose in London

After a slow start and a large breakfast, Trish Wylie, Natasha Oakley and I were ready to venture out into London. There was a whole kafuffle with lost cameras, lost keys and the like, but I’ll let Natasha tell you about all of that. We met Abby Green and India Grey in the restaurant at the National Gallery for lunch. Natasha and I had kofta meatballs with flatbread and the other three had macaroni cheese, but the tastiest thing consumed was definitely Trish’s Watermelon, Ginger and Cranberry juice smoothie.

Trish, India, Abby & Natasha

Much merriment was had by all as we discussed ideas for our latest books, writing and novelty sex scenes! Thankfully, writing for the Romance line, I don’t have to worry about what is anatomically possible or how uncomfortable some of the ideas bandied around would be in real life – and now I have thought about it harder, I am eternally grateful for that. After Trish and India had demolished a sundae, we ventured out into the glorious February sunshine and took a walk round Trafalgar Sqaure. Abby found a sign that she just had to stand next to:

Unfortunately, it was soon time to part ways. Trish, who was desperate to do some sightseeing had suggested an open-top bus tour. Since I live in London, I'd never actually been on one myself, thinking it was something for tourists. And you know what? I had a blast, and got lots of lovely pictures that I can use when I blog about Saying Yes To The Millionaire, which is set in central London.

After a hard afternoon’s sitting down and being driven about in a bus, there was only one thing to do – hit a book shop, browse for books and drink coffee. And look at the stencil on Trish’s cappuccino – the perfect decoration for romance writers!


Natasha said...

The lost key wasn't my fault! It was one of those swipe things and it FELL OFF the tag ALL BY ITSELF. The trouble was it did it in Trish's room and I had some trouble convincing anyone to let me into it.

The lost camera - yes, I did that. I do it quite often. I think it's my third in twelve months.

liz fenwick said...

Sounds a blissful day!

Debs said...

What a fun day you all had. I need a stencil like that one.

India said...

It was a fun day-- and such gorgeous sunshine. (And lunch, and conversation...!!)

Can't wait to do it all again soon (next time with kids in tow?!)