Well it's almost here: the weekend I have been looking forward to for many months now. It's quiet and peaceful here this morning and I'm going to take advantage while I enjoy my coffee and get a bit of work done before things get a little hectic.
I finish work at noon today and only need to stop to have my nails done before going home and taking Molly on our last long walk this week. Then it's time to get whatever packing I need sorted for tomorrow because Andy and I are both going to Paris on the Eurostar; ;it was touch and go in the week and I was beginning to get a bit anxious that I'd be going on my own. I really can't imagine going to Paris without him and now I don't have to. It won't be the quite the weekend full of 'l'amour' that we had originally hoped for (and not only because Andy isn't up to his usual level of stallion-like behaviour, but because mother nature has a bad habit of turning up for us girl's when we least want her.) Bah...at least I don't have to bother packing uncomfortable underwear. Besides, it's wildly romantic to just be in Paris with the one you love.
However first we need to put on our glad rags to tear up the streets of Lincoln for our boy's 21st birthday tonight. We've got a huge evening of drunken antics planned to embarrass him in the way that only parents can... No, not really, we have much more class than that. Well we don't actually but we can pretend we are a civilised family right? Honestly though, we are looking forward to a family gathering at Carluccio's for pasta, wine and cake and at least we aren't making him drive himself as he'd originally arranged with his sister. We might not be in the running for Parents of the Year Award but we do think that a lad should be able to enjoy a few alcoholic beverages at his own party. Especially since he opted to celebrate with us. We can't be all bad eh?
Today is also a momentous one for our Canadian Dawn (aka Longbottom) because she marries her best friend Steve in Niagara Falls, Canada later today. She posted this photo yesterday and I only hope today is half as gorgeous for them:
Sunrise over Niagara Falls
Happy Wedding Day to one of the best girl's I've ever known. I hope that she finds as much contentment and laughter with her husband as I do with mine.
OK, this post is beginning to turn rather soppy so I'll wrap it up.
I hope you enjoy your weekend wherever in the world you may be.