On Saturday morning I woke up at my friend´s place in London, got ready and took the underground to Liverpool Station (as a matter of fact, I usually call it Loverpool Station, but that´s a different story and it would deserve its own post), where I was picking up some girls for brunch. I have no idea of how this happened, but at some point between January and last weekend, I realized I knew hardly anyone attending the big Lolita convention and figured out it could be super nice to arrange a pre-Enchanted meal, so I would have the chance to make new international acquaitances.
With the priceless help of my friend Dhaunae, I booked on a Japanese restaurant at Spitalfields Market and gathered twenty-five Lolitas from places like Italy, Slovakia, Australia and, of course, Spain. At the beginning I was a bit afraid people could react negatively when they saw the crew (I am a bit too used to it as a member of the dark scene). Nevertheless, they were nothing but kind to us, politely asking about our outfits.
But you know? That´s one of the reasons why I love London so much ♥
We got easily comfortable and ordered meal.
I found the prices surprisingly unexpensive and the food quality was amazing.
Giant peach tea and fresh salmon with fried noodles and veggies for less than twelve pounds? That´s something you don´t find in Spain, I can tell you.
The ladies were really talkative and friendly, so I was able to leave my social akwardness behind the curtain and feeling good. It is great to chat with people from different countries and cultures as well as comparing their own perception of the world with my own opinions.
That´s the salt of life, I guess.
After brunch we did still having some spare time before Enchanted, so decided to have a look around the market as many shopping post were antiques or vintage-oriented and, consequently, very appealing to most of us.
Finally, we headed Gibson Hall hotel for the convention.
I can advance that it was the coolest thing ever.
Next post, you will ascertain by yourselves.