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Friday 6 September 2013
Feeling like a princess
having been so spoilt by Sue and Rachel - chauffeur driver at the station, amazing lunch and OH OH OH that tiramisu! Little bags of delicious goodies. Sunshine, a glass of wine and stimulating conversation, ranging from Russian politics, Syria, eating disorders, politics, paintings, Simon Sebag-Montefiore via children, education, careers and politics (How did we fit all that in in 3 hours?), whilst casting adoring glances at Moishe, as he gazed adoring back at me....
For me, it was quite intimidating company - the author of one of my new favourite books, Molotov's Magic Lantern and the MD of Dove Spa. Both amazingly brilliant and successful women and two of the nicest people I know.
It was one of those days when I realised how kinship through a shared experience transcends all thse self-imposed barriers to communication - in my case, my doubt in my intellectual ability and my patent lack of any kind of meaningful career - to make a meeting such as this, a comfortable experience as well as a highly stimulating one. It was a perfect lunch with friends.
Those two rock.
But not as much as Moishe. Please note Sue took the photo, whilst M looked at me.