Monday, 20 April 2009

Picture update of an interesting week

Here is the display of candles and flowers put out in the evening in the hotel lobby in London- absolutely lovely ( the picture doesn't really do it justice at all, and the scent is wonderful too).

Outside the hotel - a McLaren F1 ( apparently) - the fastest car on the road? Teenager would love one... we haven't seen the driver yet.

These are the petite fours with the coffee at Tom Aitken- a complete meal in itself. Notice the test tubes at the back full of beautiful fruitie smoothie type concocotions. The lollipops were full of exploding sherbert. Very interesting. Every piece made with the finest eye for detail.

Earlier in the week....Teenager on his way to Oz- doesn't he look like the international traveller?

We were able to watch his plane from here and he could see us waving. It looked to be a huge plane. It was tough seeing the plane taxi-ing away with teenager in it. We couldn't watch it take off though. I think that would have finished me off to be honest.

Mum and Dad recover from his departure in London, with an apple martini and a caramel old fashioned in Harvey Nicks. Cocktails. Yum.


Busy Bee Suz said...

Wonderful pictures...the hotel looks divine. So do the treats...well, did you partake?? The martini looks fab too...hope teenager is having a blast!!!

Pam said...

Your trip sounds lovely and definitely good medicine after watching your son fly away o his adventure.
I ventured into Abercrombie and Fitch once and their XL size wouldn't fit my cat.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Looks like a pretty snooty event. Did you have to dress up a lot? Your son looks so sweet, the touch of vulnerability in his eye, yet a more powerful look of adventure. Hope you'll post on some of his adventures. Those drinks look pretty good.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like the look of those drinks in your last photo.
Hi - I have come for a visit via gleaner's blog. I live in Yorkshire Dales but have friends in Windermere so am often over that way - also relations in Sedbergh. Small world, what?

Decadent Housewife said...

Beautiful photos - the one with teenager brought tears to my eyes - do you think he felt just a bit the same as did you?

Daisy said...

Hello there! Wow, you really do things in style- those desserts and cocktails look divine and the hotel looks amazing! Hope you had a wonderful time and are enjoying being back now - must be really nice to know Teenager is safely there and loving it.

Expat mum said...

Awww - ya big softie. Like the cocktail though.