Nowadays the old wartime slogan of “Keep calm and carry on” is a ubiquitous presence on the High Street. It is odd how this phrase has suddenly become a fashion item.
On a recent walk through Central London, I meandered past my favourite hotel, where I have met a good friend of mine on numerous occasions.
As I ambled past, sadly though, on this occasion not going in on “active service”, but onto a work engagement,I remembered another popular war-time slogan, namely “walls have ears”! I was then mindful of extending this phrase a bit further and thought, “if these walls could talk”!
I then found myself going into a long daydream about the meetings I have had so far in this venue(not to mention the threesomes…..!).
There was our very first meeting, when we hit it off so well and I had a whole new experience. Then, there was our near-legendary pre-Christmas meeting in 2010 when we both braved a whiteout blizzard to get there, only for both of us to contract the most vile flu afterwards.
Next, I reminisced how we had met on many occasions as a threesome, the two of us and other ladies I have known. All bar one were a great success and created great memories, littered with so many humorous moments too.
The more I thought, there were so many meeting and so many moments within these meetings worthy of recall. It just showed me the incredible memory bank one can build and the bountiful deposits one can make in it.
Sadly though, it was not long before the now-almost-forgotten original purpose of my walk came into sharp focus and I arrived at my intended destination for a dull meeting. I do apologise to my boss, as my mind was most definitely elsewhere!
I did think afterwards, if these are the experiences I had had here, what had other people experienced there too? I do strongly believe, if these walls could ever talk, they would have quite a tale to tell, along with many other similar upmarket hotels!