Have you ever had the chance to meet up with someone that you’ve admired for quite a while, even become friends with ? Incredibly that happened to little old me recently when the gorgeous Diane and Angela came to London to see the recent Kate Bush concert (lucky moos, my time will come) They’re such lovely people, friendly, fun, chatty, have wonderful smiles and one of them is even a star Author on Amazon with her books regularly appearing in Amazons top ten as well as Goodreads……………
But what do you say to someone like that for that all important first meeting ? You want to make a good impression obviously, but something funny ? just a simple hello ? Maybe even a you look nice or its so lovely to see you ? Being my own woman I went for the totally original – “Doing the tourist thing and shopping for cookies eh ?” and then followed it up with a creepy stalker moment following them around Harrods (They’re so down to earth)
Thankfully though it wasn’t long before we all recovered by the olives in the delicatessen, relaxed and tried the “hello” thing instead. That seemed to work better and my nerves settled Nearly four hours later, and our “Ladies that do lunch”, souvenir shopping, (WOW, just how many teddies, handbags, chocolate and cookies do two people need ?) obligatory photos with the legendary doorman Michael Pinsker and hearing of the wonders of earl grey fudge (you can find it just the left of the confectionary section, just of the side entrance) and our first meeting was over. Can’t wait to do it all again, lots more, but not before I’ve read all the lovely pressies they bought with them.
The only downside was when they posted a video of one of the songs from the concert online – note to self must be strong and resist.
Meeting Suzie Carr though ? I’m not ready for that quite yet !!!