My friend Karen Firbank picked me up in her Jag last night and we drove into London to celebrate my birthday and Tessa Elphick's. I had my drugs and back pillow handy because of the problems I've been having with a lumbar disc this week. That along with a few mango juice champagnes at the restaurant and my friends made for a wonderful evening - a birthday to remember.
The restaurant Karen picked -- the Blue Elephant in Fulham, London, is fantastic. The food is incredible but the restaurant is like a Thai jungle -- there's a river indoors with Koi fish swimming around -- it doesn't feel like a restaurant at all but rather a jungle with a few tables scattered around for diners. I got lost trying to get back to my table once -- I had to turn here, walk over a bridge over the river, well, you understand.
We celebrated Tessa's birthday too with the two Karens -- Firbank and Blakeley. There's Karen B and Tessa below:
We had so much fun, and I was showered with presents again:
People are so nice to me -- I don't deserve it. Now I am going to take my back meds and go back to bed. Such a wonderful birthday -- thanks everyone.