jane doesn’t have a twitter account (the first of the burrito dates so far btw), however her friend lauren does and this email followed:
richard meet jane, jane meet richard 🙂 jane loves burritos and richard has 52 to eat… so i think it may be a match made in heaven?
the burritos were the link. we exchanged emails and jane suggested we include columbia road flower market, her favourite place in london, on our date. columbia road transforms on a sunday morning to a bustling flower market. it’s café’s, pubs, shops and galleries – often closed – come alive. you don’t need to be a flower market person to enjoy columbia road on a sunday. jane first started coming here a year ago, her housemates include a flower allowance in their monthly expenses. we met at 1pm, towards the end of the flower selling day, yet the market was buzzing, punters bidding for bargains as east london flower dealers auctioned everything from tulips, to rosemary to lemon trees.
jane purchased flowers i can’t remember the name of (jane?), and we walked up to angel. she is from maine in the us, and has lived in boston and washiogton dc. she had a semester here and loved it so much she came back and now teaches a nursery school in south kensington. she struck me as a good nursery school teacher, and defended her job against those who dismiss it as babysitting. interestingly jane does see london as a place where she could bring up a family.
jane gets respect for messiest burrito eater so far, and also for her great attitude, it was like ‘i come here a lot, and burritos are messy things no matter how you eat them so just deal with it.’
i thought it was a nice idea for a date, but unfortunately that’s where our common ground ended. there seemed to be a difference in our interests and outlooks, and there wasn’t a spark either. i don’t want to be brutal about it but it didn’t work. looking forward to the next few dates, and to a change of fortune…