Il Ritorno

4 Jun

The City is like that man you love.

You know he snores in bed, jiggles a finger in his ear and chews much too loudly for your Nana-raised ways.

He won’t clip his toenails until you gift-wrap the cutter in raw silk and slip on a mini bow-tie from Harrods.

He takes immense pleasure in playing a specially designed spot-the-socks-in-every-corner game, put together for the benefit of your aching back and myopic eyes.

And when plans change, the readers of this blog will know before you do.


And then you turn around to spot a certain pair of melt-me-now eyes perched above a goatee perched on a six-foot frame that supports the Cutest. Ass. Ever.

And you have to suck your breath in and wonder how you got so obscenely lucky.

London was a dream.

My happiest one yet.

London was a rabbit hole.

One I’m loth to emerge from.

But this City, like that man, is




13 Responses to “Il Ritorno”

  1. Anjali June 4, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    What a lovely description of both – the man and the city! And how nice to hear that phrase: obscenely lucky 🙂

  2. Nino's Mum June 4, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    🙂 welcome back. And here’s to many such happy holidays. May you continue to be just that lucky!

  3. sukanya June 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    hey glad u enjoyed your trip…how was the weather? typical english weather?? we were in London last May for almost two weeks and it rained the entire time and it was kinda chilly. it was a damper but we still had a lot of fun. i love that city!

  4. dipali June 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    You warmed the cockles of my heart with this one, OJ!

  5. M..... June 5, 2010 at 2:06 am #

    These are the two of your favorite things 🙂

    nice nice post, me likeee..

  6. DewdropDream June 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    🙂 I told you so!

    The city is a series of happy coincidences … with nearly no gap between them.

    Very glad to have met you OJ!

  7. Roxana June 6, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    Obscenely lucky – that phrase is going to do the rounds in my head for a long, long time! 🙂

    Loved the description. Of the city and the Boy.

  8. Orange Jammies June 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Anjali & Roxana: Thanks. 🙂

    Nino’s Mum: Now why can’t I be a professional holidayer? I’m seriously good.

    sukanya: The weather thrilled everyone but me. It was so sunny, I got burned. Now rain and chill, that’s totally me.

    dipali: 🙂 I love that old-world phrase. No one seems to use it anymore.

    M…: Among plenty more. 😉

    DewdropDream: Likewise, hon. 😀

  9. Revathy June 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    Wow OJ!:) Sounds like you had a great holiday! Im saving to go somewhere in july. The next one is going to be London! 🙂

  10. Vidya June 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    Here after a long time, and I’m being un-shy to say,Lovely post!

  11. Orange Jammies June 9, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    Revathy: Go, go, go! It’s the awesomest. 😀

    Vidya: Hello, un-shy one. Thank you. 🙂

  12. Tamanna June 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Loved this one.. Totally totally! The last I came here, you were still in London.

  13. Orange Jammies June 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Tamanna: Don’t wait for my next trip to come back. 😉

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