A sunny Saturday in June
I had to cancel seeing the shoe exhibition to wait for the delivery of my shiny new netbook (a purple Packard Bell 10.1 inch dot s). The courier informed me the delivery would be between 8 am and 9pm and I wasn’t looking forward to spending a lovely sunny Saturday held hostage in my flat, waiting. Luckily the delivery was before noon so I planned to meet my friends for lunch on Shad Thames.
Shad Thames I thought I knew you
Here’s the deal; I thought I knew where Shad Thames was. I used to visit the Design Museum quite a bit back in my student days (but as I type that, I remember my last student day was in 1996. Sixteen years ago!! Yipes!! Last century!! Double yipes!!)
Boy, has this area changed. London Riverside and Shad Thames are all shiny and new. I left London Bridge Station confident that i knew where I was going.I got lost! I think I walked around in concentric circles not catching a glimpse of the restaurant.I’m one of those annoying people who refuse to admit when they don’t know where they’re going. So at first my pride stopped me calling my friends to ask directions. I only gave in when I was too tired and hungry to carry on. On the plus side I took loads of photos on the way.
Being disoriented can’t keep me down
My I’m so lost photos
I started off quite confident
Through to Tower Bridge
Now I’m completely lost!!
Finally!! After my little Riverside adventure I managed to meet Melissa and Andrea in time for lunch at Le Pont De La Tour. Andrea introduced us to 2 of her friends, Trent Payne and his lovely wive Magda, who live in Warsaw and I’m pretty sure they invited me to visit next year
Lunch itself was a bit ‘meh’ and the service was pretty poor, but it was fun just chatting in lovely surroundings with good (and new) friends.
Walking back to London Bridge station…
Nearest station: London Bridge