Saturday, 8th July.
Sharon and I felt culturally enriched after we visited the
Wallace Collection. Sharon (aka Shaggers) is a friend from
Melbourne, who's on her way back to Australia after living in
England for about a year. The Wallace Collection is home to
works such as the Laughing Cavalier and other things that
an ignoramus such as myself would never have heard of.
Every time I go to an Italian restaurant or any kind of cafe
in London I ask if they have chinotto. I am always met with a
blank look. Surely you must have it, I say, Italy is just over
there. I haven't had a fix of chinotto since I left Melbourne.
(Romanelli - you have a lot to answer for.) I went to another
Italian restaurant this evening, do you think they had chinotto?
Like hell they did. Oh well, I guess I'll just have water.