I feel as if I’m on borrowed time. I managed to get the day off work today so that I could spend time with my mother and my daughter at one of my favourite spots in the whole wide world. I know I am behaving as if my daughter has a one way ticket to the moon – it’s not as if I won’t see her regularly, but nevertheless, this leaving for university business still feels like a significant milestone. She is properly leaving home. Maybe forever, maybe not. In this current climate, I imagine probably not, but who knows? And if she does have to come back because she hasn’t got a job and can’t afford to live elsewhere then the dynamics are inevitably going to be very very different.
ANYWAY, for now, we had a marvellous lunch at The Petersham Nurseries in, funnily enough Petersham. The restaurant is very pricey indeed, but the cafe food is very good and not too expensive and just SOOO beautiful and uplifting.
The entrance, where you feel as if you’ve been transported to the deepest darkest countryside – there are even cows and horses in the field:-
Straight to the cafe for quiche and salad:-
Our choice of tables:-
My teeny weeny mother, who is getting smaller by the day and daughter:-
Then back for cake:-
Their most popular one – carrot and walnut with a cream cheese icing:-
This is their indoor restaurant and shop:-
Then a mooch around their shop:-
and home, before the real countdown begins…ONLY THREE MORE DAYS TO GO!!! We have bought the required items and more. Seems one of the most important things is a mattress topper in case you were wondering….