It’s Barry’s birthday today (Happy Birthday, darling!) and so far our week has been most enjoyable. On Tuesday evening we went to a television series launch party which was great fun. We met the writer/producer and his family and two of our daughters and were introduced to other writers, producers, friends and the cast, all of whom were so charming and affable.
We had left the dogs at home alone and didn’t return until quite late but they were fine. Gus practically turned himself inside out when we walked in – he’s used to coming almost everywhere with us and had only been left for short periods before. Yesterday was a quiet day – we didn’t even exercise. The dogs were content to snooze, safe in the knowledge that their people were close by and the humans were tired, too.
I haven’t decided what to prepare for supper; Barry has a choice of trout, kedgeree or venison – he will consider the options as he swims!
Tomorrow he is meeting some old friends/colleagues for lunch which will be agreeable for him and on Saturday, some of our children are coming to lunch. Actually, they’re bringing most of the food with them, according to what they’ve said, so we’re looking forward to what will be a very pleasant time.
The next family birthdays, three of them, are in March. It’s so nice when a birthday expands to take in most of the week.