‘Culturally it’s very different, right?’
This is me trying to sound intelligent about China.
‘Yes,’ he says. ‘And they spit, when they talk.’
Which is when he goes in for the kiss. Just the right amount of spit, in case you wanted to know.
So there’s him asking, ‘How was [the] rest or your night?’. And then there’s Rachel…
‘I’ve got a bit of a disaster…’
It might be the first time L.K.Bennett – queen of sartorial conservatism – and ‘disaster’ have found themselves in the same sentence. Newly engaged Rachel has found a bridesmaid dress she likes and wants to know what I think. Another message, this time a picture of the sender, fresh-faced and perky, modeling an elegant lace number. I lie there, eyeliner streaked across my face, scarf wrapped around my head to muffle the midday sounds of suburban London, feeling our worlds edge that little bit further apart.