19th February 2013
I got up earlyish this morning, and headed back up to London. I'm off to Paris tomorrow and had lots to sort out. I popped into town and got my Euros and then back home to pack. I didn't do well, took ages.
After packing and leaping through a shower I set off for Notting Hill to meet Samantha and Chris for pre-cinema food. We settled on a tacky looking Tex Mex spot who said they were going to give us a free margherita with our meal. Can't beat an offer like that. The food was good, though fairly indistinguishable, the margherita was YUMMY.
Food was consumed and a quick drink followed, then we set off for the cinema. We were going to see Argo, a film I hadn't really heard much about, so I was looking forward to it.
I really enjoyed it. I have just finished reading Shappi Khorsandi's book this weekend, so the revolution in Iran was something that was already in my mind. It was such an unbelievable thing to read about in the book, and then being faced with it in the film made it all too real for me. Afterwards, as we walked down the street, I imagined for a second being terrified to be on the streets, worrying for my life. It brought home to be how unbelievably lucky I am to live in London at the time I do, even to be alive at the time I am. It's a good film, a great book, and a fascinating piece of history that I intend to delve further into.
Back home now, it is time for bed. I have an early coach to Paris and Nichola tomorrow! I will not be able to update until Sunday now, so expect another flurry of updates then...
Until that time,
Fais de beaux rêves mes amis!