Today is a day that Dad, in particular, worried would never happen - Dad's 80th birthday. Since his father died a few days before his 80th, Dad has spent some time, this year, worrying about making it. So - how did he celebrate? Well - I woke up around 6:30am, fed the dogs, showered etc and then set off to "house bomb" the house with bunting, banners and balloons! Thankfully the curtains and windows were closed so everything was done in secret and I could "escape" to the local spar to buy a paper and a coffee - and then park up to while away the time. Around 8:30am I pitched up at the house - and he was none the wiser!
I had arranged to take Mum and Dad out for a birthday breakfast - but it was also their anniversary so I treated them to an echo dot - for the kitchen -and spent some time setting it up. Dad was in his element - opening cards and then preparing to make his infamous meringue roulade for tonight - they are having friends over for a "do"!
The breakfast was lovely -as ever - and then we got the weekly shop in - which meant that I delivered them home around lunchtime. This afternoon they will spend getting ready for tonight - and sorting out the "games"! Me? Well I went and paid for the swimming membership before coming home to unpack the shopping and fall asleep for 40 / 80 winks!! Well - I did get up early today and there is Pilates tonight!
As for Dad's celebrations - well, he's making a week of it! Tomorrow he's off for a private viewing of my brother's exhibition and Friday he's off out with friends for a coffee and cake session. On Saturday I am taking Mum and Dad out for lunch - well, it is her birthday!