THE ALLURE OF THE BOAT SHOW
F R I D A Y, 1 3 J A N U A R Y
In English Mrs Huggett told us what a rotten paper she thought Eng. Lang. was: one of the worst she'd ever seen. The comprehension was simply incomprehensible. She and the staff couldn’t even do it!
After school we went to the Boat Show at Earl’s Court with Lucy. It was the first time she’s been and she was amazed at the size of the boats. The theme this year was 'A Fishing Village' and they had gorgeous cottages around the water, a pub (Guinness), a bank (Lloyds), a shop (Simpson's), real daffodils on the grass banks and a willow tree hanging over the water – it was awfully good! We stepped aboard several incredible gin palaces including one called the Excalibur for £8000!!! It was very ritzy, with a lounge and two little bedrooms with their own loo and basin, but it actually wasn't half as nice as our boat. It was very badly designed.
Then we went upstairs and saw some sailing clothes. I tried on a super PVC navy jacket, but Pa didn't like it.
Then we drove along the King’s Road, Chelsea, it's full of the most super antique shops, their windows lit-up and sparkling.
We went to Le Casserole for dinner. Without my glasses I could hardly see but it was super to be there again. I'd forgotten how dark it is, everything is a smoky red, all candlelit and gorgeous, though the music's a bit loud. It's full of young Chelsea types and just the place to come with a boyfriend (if I ever have one). That Spanish chap with the swinging hips wasn’t there but our waiter was quite good: terribly tall and thin, with hipster jeans and a red mini jumper which slipped up every time he leant over. First I had pate and toast, then a whole chicken (I had to leave masses), then blackberry and apple pie. Had Coke to drink. Three whacking courses cost £1 – I think that’s terribly reasonable. As usual Lucy ate hardly a thing.
Today was really super. It's much more fun taking a friend.