all about the girls

These two, actually.

This is quite an old photo of two of my favourite people in the world. Ten years old, in fact. On the left, my sister Naomi, on the right, my sister in law, Rachel.

Yes it looks like they're in some kind of incarceration facility but it is, rather, the front door to a basement apartment Adam and I lived in when we first came back from London. 

I also have lots of photos of these two in London, and other fun places, but they are not conveniently scanned and on a memory stick from my father in law (thanks, Jim.)

Once upon a time the four of us shared a one bedroom apartment in Bethnal Green in true Aussies-in-London fashion. It rocked. 

And we shared a LOT of meals at a place just like this:

Which brings me to my post. 

Ad and I took the smallies for an early dinner at above-mentioned noodle place and had a fab time (yep, a bit unexpectedly, smallies, public, all that.) And it took us back to those days (when we felt like adults) hanging with the sisters in Covent Garden. Eating number 42 Yaki Udon. Good times. 

(I hasten to add there's no free lunch/sponsorship/kickback thingo going on here… this is authentic nostalgia!)

What's new? Instead of being here with Nomie and Rach we're here with the kidlets. Who were great company. 


Instead of a hangover we have colouring in pencils!


The food is still really good. In fact, better than I remember. Maybe that's because we're in Sydney? And it was a glorious late afternoon and we had a view across Darling Harbour? I know, life really sucks. Poor me. 

If Nomie and Rach had been there it would have been perfect.




6 Comments on “all about the girls

October 17, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I remember that apartment – it was where I first met you and Adman… and I was amazed at your cooking and how you could be such a successful professional and actually enjoy cooking. I kind of get it more now.
And coincidentally, Charlotte and I went to Wagamamas yesterday. Your trip looks much more relaxed than mine, but we still had a great time.

October 18, 2010 at 12:20 am

I love Wagamama. Especially their miso soup.

Garden Mama
October 18, 2010 at 12:32 am

sweet memories and incredible looking food!!

Alex Nolan
October 18, 2010 at 5:31 am

I remember that apartment too – we were living in Sydney at the time you got back from London.

Could do with another Walmsley visit to the UK to see you all…..

Sending heaps of love, and SO wishing you and I lived closer to each other right now xxxx

PS There is a Wagamamas in Salisbury now – how exciting is THAT?! x

green ink
October 18, 2010 at 5:58 am

I love Wags too. Tom took me there on our first date three years ago so I always have a soft spot for it. Our favourites are 78 and 38 🙂

The best one in London I think is in Victoria, walking distance from our flat, never crowded!


International Woman of Mystery
October 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm

It’s funny that I’m opening the door like it’s my apartment. And so it was, kinda. Ahh, my home away from home. Feeling a little lump in my throat; grieving the proximity we had in those days. Man, that udon looks good. I love Wagamama, but not as much as I love you.


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