The Best Friend Lunch #5

Lilian and I went to see Love, Rosie at the cinema yesterday morning. I had won the tickets from some little competition they were having in our office building. I would have bought tickets anyway, even if I hadn’t won. Love, Rosie is based on the book Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern, and it is one of my favourite books.

I remember reading the book in a department store when I was bored and following my mum around. I saw the cover of the book, and was interested, so I began reading it. It was the first Cecelia Ahern book I read. I was in love with it from the first page, but I was reluctant to buy it because I didn’t really like to buy books for a one-time read. I can’t remember whether I finished reading it in the store or went to the local library to read the rest, but I know I went to the library anyway – whether it was to finish reading or to have a second read – it was that good.

I found the movie to be a wonderful adaptation of the book. It is true to the book but still has a few changes in it that make the movie quite nice. I couldn’t find many flaws in it, but then again I am not a movie critic and I might have a bit of bias because I love the book that the movie is based on.

The Place

After the movie Lil and I went for lunch! I hadn’t had anything to eat that day except a coffee from Gloria Jeans, so I went all out at the Paper Plane Cafe she took me to and had the most expensive breakfast on the menu. It was my first time visiting, and also my first time having a breakfast menu item at almost 1pm.

My order was called The Tiny Dancer, and it had poached eggs, smoked salmon, capers, avocado, sautéed spinach, tomatoes, asparagus, bocconcini and bread. Lilian ordered a steak sandwich that came with giant fries. While she went for orange juice, I had this Prana Chai Masala Tea, which came with soy milk. Yum.

Orange juice and chai tea
Orange juice and chai tea
The Tiny Dancer breakfast
The Tiny Dancer breakfast
Lilian’s steak sandwich
Lilian’s steak sandwich

The Chat

Ahh we chatted about a lot of things, mostly how the movie was pretty dang perfect. Also, her annoying students that she has to tutor. I think we did a fair bit of reminiscing over high school, though I don’t really remember. There was a bit of talk about work as well.

The Selfie

Yay!

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Ahhh, the only book I’ve read by Cecelia Ahern is P.S. I Love You. I’ve been meaning to read some of her other books, though, but I just don’t know where to start. 😮

That breakfast of yours looks delicious, oh my gosh. ;3; I love smoked salmon but most everyone I know thinks it’s gross. But they love salmon sashimi and it’s kind of the same? I don’t know 😆

I think I need to hang out with my best friend very soon 😔

Salmon sashimi isn’t usually smoked. That might be why! Sometimes the smoke flavour is too strong for some people. I used to eat a lot of it and got sick of it, so eat it in smaller amounts now. I love sashimi because it’s all about the texture and it isn’t as “fishy” as cooked fish.

Yeah, the reason I started this series is because Lil and I don’t catch up enough, so it’s a good way to keep track. 😉

I don’t think that I’ve read any books by Cecelia Ahern….or I don’t remember reading any. 😞 I’ll have to add her to my list of authors to check out. I cannot decide who’s lunch looks yummier – yours or Lilian’s…I do have this thing for eating breakfast at odd hours of the night/day. As for the chat, I think sometimes the best times with friends is those moments when you can just sit and do noting/say nothing and y’all have a great time. 🙂

I definitely have to check out the book now, if you think the book is any good. I love to read new things and outside of my comfort zone of historical nonfiction/fiction.

Glad you had a good time, plus the breakfast looks yummy!

I’ll admit it is a bit chick-lit, not sure if that is your thing. Super cute book (albeit a little predictable), and the format will help you get through it quickly if you don’t like it. It’s primarily written in letter/email form. 🙂

I’ve never heard of that author! I’ll have to check her out when I have free-time. I’m still in the process of reading “Call It Fate” by Elizabeth Wyke. I feel bad that I’m having such a hard time finding time to sit down and actually read the book. Though, she understands that college is tough and is lenient with my time. I still feel bad that I have yet to read her book all the way through. I’ve got a free e-copy (and I forgot how we met).

The food you guys had for lunch looks delicious!!! I’ve actually tried Milk Tea on my own and I disliked it. Probably because I used the wrong tea.