“I’ve got a delicious surprise, it’s a very special cake. I want you kiddies to have the first piece”, then an explosion of pink and white frosting as Debbie Reynolds emerges with a magnificent ‘taaaa-daaa’ gesture, hands in air and hips wiggling.
The scene I refer to is from ‘Singing in the Rain’, which I first saw as a precocious five year old and immediately decided that, one day, I too would clap hands to mouth as someone in a sugarplum fairy ensemble jumps out of a cake to serenade me.
Dear reader, the day has finally come.
My best friend, Sasha lured me to SushiSamba this Friday, under the pretence of a final catch-up before my Oriental odyssey; one last laughterfest, an observance which marks our every meeting.
So, I take the elevator up Heron Tower to the 39th floor. Actually, the elevator hurtles vertically upwards like a champagne cork at a Katie Price wedding, complete with the blinding panorama of a sequined London nightscape.
I approach the bar and see someone nonchalantly sipping on a cocktail. “Weird” I think to myself… “Looks a bit like Paul”
Then I see Sasha’s beaming face and someone who looks like my brother.
“WAIT A MINUTE” my brain screams… “That IS my brother…and Paul.. and Vit?…and Michael! And, OH-EM-GEE it’s Alexandra! Herman?! Gabi?!!!! Eveeeeeee!!!?”
A surprise party organised by Sasha and my brother, just for me. And if I squint like a pirate, Vit does sort of resemble Debbie Reynolds.
We had an amazing time. The view was almost as jawdropping as my surprise. The drinks nearly as sweet as my friends and the music, well, nearly as cheesy as my chat. So if you troublemakers are reading this (which you better be).. thank you. I love you guys!
p.s. Sushisamba is a MUST vist. The food is nothing special, but the atmosphere is electric.
110 Bishopsgate City of London, London EC2M 4HX
|'Oh Heeeeeeey': Sash and Paulie|
|Pulling some moves|
|Alex and Alex|
|Eyes on the prize|
|Legal Beagles |
|Group Hug! (Vit, Alex squared, me)|
|Le chat noir|
|How are we always symmetrical?|
|If you... EVER.. try to outpose me..|
|Annoying Michael with my best gummy smile.|
|Making a mess|
|Could be anyone|