This evening my friend took me for an early birthday meal at Damascena, a Syrian cafe in Birmingham that offers all sorts of mezze platters and flatbreads. I’d never been there before, the food was lovely and as I shovelled rather tasty hummus and halloumi into my face it was a great opportunity to catch up and see how life has been since she got married earlier in the year.
Sometimes, and I’ve said this on many occasions, it’s just nice to sit back, talk utter nonsense and put the world to rights with someone who totally relates to what you’re saying. I’ve known my friend for years – she was actually the first person in the ‘real world’ that I allowed to read a blog post and has always been one of its biggest supporters. The fact that I don’t have to explain things in great detail or go into the history of something means that conversation is always easy and fun, and my face always hurts at the end of a night from all the smiling. I always end up taking advantage of snapchat filters during these opportunities too (as I feel silly using them when I’m on my own) but as it’s often in the evening they’re always dark and grainy…
Great hummus, great company and grainy snapchats – just what a girl needs…
Syrian food is wonderful, what a treat!
I’ve not had much experience of Syrian food before, but I’m definitely going to go back again!
Perfect pre birthday get together. 💜
It certainly was haha! Definitely somewhere to go back to!
I’m doing this with three of my close friends this Saturday and I can’t wait – you’re right it’s exactly what we need!
How did you get on Rachael, or is it this weekend?
It was last weekend and it was really lovely! Lots of wine and chatter.