Friday, January 29, 2010

Dear Diary

Bonjour ladies, 
Rose, don't worry about getting the axe, you're too fabulous!   Flora, how was Southampton?  

I made a hilarious discovery this morning that I just had to share with you!  As you know my 2X birthday is next week and I have been thinking a lot about getting older (and wiser!).  My "Stay young, have fun and drink Coke" reminded me of what an optimistic (and deluded) child I was and my latest find confirms it.... 

I was cleaning up the apartment and I found my "memory box".  In it was a diary I wrote in once nearly 15 years ago!  The entry predicts where I would be at 2X and let me tell you, hilarious does not even begin to describe what I wrote... .

Dear Diary, 
My name is Ophelia.  I am 2X and I live in London with my boyfriend.  We have an amazing flat in Notting Hill.  It's huge!  We have lived here for 5 years.  We moved from New York because my boyfriend is a photographer and he has to do a lot of work in London.  It's just easier this way.  I would have prefered (sic) to move to Paris, but London isn't bad!  I lived in Paris for a few years when I was younger.  Then I move to Rome.  London is a great city though.  I am lucky to have such a great apartment in this fabulous town!  My best friend Kate lives down the street.  I am going to meet her for cocktails this evening.  It's our tradition.   Kate is from London so when I moved here she showed me around.  I love her.  We hang out all the time, we go shopping, out to dinner and we go out dancing on the weekends in our most beautiful outfits!  I would write more but I have to go meet my boyfriend for lunch.  He is shooting for Vogue and we have reservations at the best restaurant in London.  I'll write again soon!  

There are sooooo many things wrong with this.....

1. A "flat" in Notting Hill?  I don't think I had even been to London when I wrote that!  

2. My boyfriend the photographer?  Don't even get me started on this... 

3. I lived in New York, Rome, Paris and London.  Not bad.... how did I pull that off in such a short period of time? 

4. I didn't have any friends named Kate.  I was obsessed with Kate Moss though.  I guess we were best friends in London... 

5. My boyfriend works for Vogue but I don't!?  That's not right!  In fact, I didn't mention working at all.  How did I "go out dancing" and to "the best restaurant in London" sans job? 

Oh Little O, you were a special child!  I hope she's proud of how far we've come (even if we don't have a flat in London or go for drinks with Kate Moss!) 

Bisous  x x x Grown-up Ophelia 


  1. CUTE! <3 Happy birthday.


  2. Awwww, that is so cute! I used to write myself letters like that as well. I need to find them!

  3. My younger self told my older self that I had damned well better be a pony by the time I grew up.

    I have failed her.

  4. I'm so glad to hear that I wasn't the only one to write myself letters!
    x O



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