So I will stick what photo's I do have in and after that you will need to use your imagination!
Kate and Jo are my two oldest friends. I've known Jo since I was 4 years old and Kate since I was 8 and latched onto her when she joined our primary school, demanding that she 'be my best friend' in the playground. Poor girl hasn't managed to shake me off since!
|Jo, Me, Kate|
At 16 Kate and I went to a different sixth form from Jo but we were all still friends. University happened, we scattered in different directions but still caught up with each other, visited each others Uni's and made sure we spent time with each other in the holidays. Kate and I even worked together at the same kids Summer Camp!
We set the date (3 months in advance it has to be said) and chose the venue. I can't get decent dim sum in Canterbury so requested we go somewhere that served it. Kate works in Soho and recommended Ping Pong, so that was that!
I must say as Dim Sum goes this place was excellent and really good value for money. We went a la carte and shared our orders and it came to a whopping £13 a head, with us leaving feeling really full. I can highly recommend the fresh lemonade with passion fruit puree. The puree comes in a shot glass and you tip it in yourself. Kate didn't see the lemonade and was convinced that the shot glass represented my entire drink.
The menu took a bit of getting used to as you could order from one of the sets, the Sunday All You Could Eat Special (that was a lot of food which was a bit daunting for us) or go a la carte. You selected what you wanted, ticked it off the paper menu and handed it to your waiter. Less than 5 minutes later your dishes start to arrive and they keep on coming! We had vegetable spring rolls with chilli dipping sauce and duck spring rolls with plum dipping sauce (duck were my favourite and the plum sauce it came with was beautifully sticky). On Kate's recommendation, we ordered these crispy prawn balls with a soy and chilli dip (which are messy but full of flavour). Grabbing them with your chop sticks is a challenge all on its own as they have a tendency to crumble as your apply pressure but the first mouthful is worth the perseverance
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Instead we settled up and headed around the corner to the nearest Starbucks. The weather was still warm enough for us to sit outside and gossip, catching up with each others lives and dramas. I'm so lucky to have two girls like these in my life, even if I don't get to see them all that often these days.