I did not recognise Ella at first. Her own heavy Louis Vuitton case had given me a severe blow. I was on the ground, as a result of the powerful yet fashionable impact, when I spotted her face.
I have known Lanky Ella Lanesbury for years. I believe we first met when we were children. I was running a lemonade stand, of my own confection, in Regent’s Park (the smarter end). I sold lemonade for 25 pence a cup. Then, one day, I cannot remember the exact day, it might have been a Tuesday, or a Sunday, but it was definitely a day. Anyway, one day, Ella set up her own lemonade stand across from mine, and started selling lemonade for 20 pence a cup.
A price war followed. Soon we were both selling lemonade for 1 pence a cup, and I had to water down my lemonade and reduce…
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