My Sunday Photo

Last Sunday I took my 14 yo eldest into London to meet a friend she had met online.

I know it sounds like something out of a cautionary tale, but I was going to be right there with her, making sure her friend was actually a young girl, and not some internet weirdo. And as DD pointed out, I have plenty of friends I met online myself.

So, come Sunday, there we were , on the train into town. DD had arranged the meeting place, Hamleys, and knew what her friend looked like. Her friend was going to be with her mother too.

So we got to Hamleys, and there was no friend to be seen. DD realised she didn’t have a phone number for her friend (duh!), and while she tweeted her, we wandered around Hamleys and accidentally spent £50 on stuff we didn’t need.

Finally DD’s friend replied, they were supposed to have met in Harrods! Just in case you don’t know this, Hamleys is not right next door to Harrods.

So we got in a cab and trundled across London to a store I’d normally not ever step foot in.

DD’s friend was very sweet and her mother was nice too, and we sat in the cafe in Harrods and had a coffee while the girls blethered on about YouTubers.  This was mine, it cost over £5.

I don’t know if everyone gets this sort of message with their cappuccino in Harrods, but it’s awfully familiar, don’t you think?!

Hi Darling coffee

Sunday photo

16 comments on “My Sunday Photo

  1. I’m glad that the meeting went ahead and sounds like it was a success. As to the barista with a flair for the familiar… maybe it was just a one off special for you! 😀

  2. Ha ha that’s hilarious! I love that you took the plunge and agreed to go into London to meet your daughter’s online friend. As she says, us bloggers do it all the time!

  3. Oh my Hamley’s and Harrods are no where near one another. That taxi ride must have cost a bit too. I am delighted you took her though, I think teaching our children how to handle making friends on online and making the jump to real life is a very important skill. As for the coffee, I do find the words a bit strange and have to wonder if a man ordered it would he get the same message.


  4. That coffee looks impressive but maybe a little over familiar! Aside from the mix up it sounds like it was worthwhile doing, but I totally agree with you on the cautious side #MySundayPhoto

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