But before beginning the inevitable essay on what I did on my summer vacation, I'll start with what I did before my summer vacation, because the day before I flew home to America, I met Tracy and Diana for tea and coffee at Petersham.
Unfortunately, the Teahouse had been taken over by a fashion event, and as much as the models looked like they could use nice big slices of cake, there was not a slice to be seen. So we had no choice but to wander round the shop,
where we happened upon Petersham Nurseries' Murano Glass Collection. Tablefuls of gorgeous paperweights and elegant vases. I fell head-over-heels in love with this one,
but sadly not its price tag, so we continued on toward the front, where I discovered Petersham plimsolls!
But even such fabby shoes couldn't make up for the absence of coffee and cake. So we drove on to St Margarets, where a good hour of yarn smooshing at Mrs Moon and a long natter over ham and cheese croissants set all to rights.
At least until the next morning and my flight--arghhh!