Wednesday, Neil took me to Ace Cafe, Notting Hill and to see my friend Carlos and his family.
At Ace, we ate breakfast, even though it was mid-day. Neil had slept until noon. I knew he probably needed some rest, since he had worked all weekend at the Rave and I had him up late on Tuesday with Clare and Martin. Deb hadn't returned from her business trip yet, so I had a lovely morning spent with Neil's mum.
If you don't know what the Ace Cafe is...check this link: Ace Cafe
While I was at the Ace, there was a handsome fellow outside smoking watching me take the photos. A few days later, coming out of the restroom at the airport, I almost ran directly into him. I greeted him and we introduced ourselves. I told him I was on my way back to California and he told me he was on his way to France for one day for a race. After some internet confirmation, it turned out he was Mark Wilsmore, owner of the Ace and organizer of the Rocker's reunion. Glad I was wearing my Ace T-shirt!
Next we hit Notting Hill, where we walked around and I got to visit the store, "What Katie Did." I bought a cool book about Vintage Lingerie. I also started playing a game, "Snap a photo of Neil when he isn't expecting it and can't make a face."
Wednesday night Deb, Neil and I went to visit my buddy Carlos and his family. I LOVE his boys, Carlitos and Eduardo. I met Carlos' lovely wife Lisa for the first time. We had a great time, visiting and Carlitos paid me one of the best compliments, ever. He told me I remind him of Imelda May, and he has actually met her, so I was very flattered.