Well this week we saw a rare and lovely snowfall that made our village into a winter picture postcard within three hours. In celebratory fashion, Alison invited us to a street snowball fight and who were we to deny her some fun. We had a great time showing all, that you are never too old to enjoy the snow. Of course, once suitably dried out , we joined Alison and Chris for drinks, Mahler and Reeves & Mortimer ( I think I needed more drink for that last one).
Friday I achieved so much in lots of areas, I noticed the sunshine and Suzy popped in of a quick cupp and catchup. Then I joined Michelle and Lee for drinks and nibbles, ending by coming back via Alison's house playing knocky nine doors (first time for me). Now any of you that have been to the Thompson's, know that they are more than generous with the proportions of alcohol, big measures in big glasses and three G and T's cause you to stagger home. Well at Michelle's it took two and I was quite drunk, even with food. Say no more.
So suitably tired and a little hung over the following morning, we joined Frank and Mayling for coffee at a seafront cafe. Coffee was ok, (we are fussy) but company was great.
Last night I have to thank Suzy first for letting us know about the M&S Valentine offer and Mayling for the film. M&S have to be commended for their idea of a three course meal with a bottle of bubbly and the choice was exceptional. ( I think I will write and tell them). I chose Scallops, Sirloin Steak, chips and Mediterranean vegetables and finished off with chocolate pudding with cream. We washed this all down with a bottle of sparkling Rose, listening to some ambient music. Really nice. Then we watched La Vie en Rose, a film featuring the life of Edith Piaf (meaning little sparrow). It was both thrilling and disturbing, leaving me quite tearful at the end, but so well executed, I didn't mind.
Today, I have felt like the clocks have been turned back, because its been quite long, but first thing I popped to Asda for some coffee and lunch and guess what Illy is back on their shelves, I believed it was only a matter of time. So I went mad and bought extra strong, strong and decaf, cooked a fabulous lunch and popped to see the first half of the Alleycats gig, with a sneak preview of the Album cover.
Reasons to be cheerful indeed.