We had quite a busy old day today, with visitors calling this morning. This meant a flurry of activity earlier doing some baking for the guests, and running around the house with the vacuum cleaner and duster. With everything clean and tidy we could sit back and enjoy their company when they arrived. Alan and Lis are on holiday here from UK and were keen to check out our new caravan.
After a quick lunch we drove up to Palmerston North to visit Robin’s Mum who has been in hospital for the last couple of weeks. While we were chatting, I mentioned to the mother-in-law that it was our 31st anniversary today. One of the nurses joined in the conversation and said that we should make sure we go out somewhere nice for a meal to celebrate. That wasn’t really on the plan after our busy day, but then again, we though, why not? By the time we returned to Levin it was after 6.00pm, just in time for dinner at the Avenue Restaurant.
The meals were delicious, salmon steak for me, and sirloin steak for Robin. Followed by lemon meringue pie and apple and raspberry crumble. When the chef found out it was our anniversary, he gave us our garlic bread for free. This is the first time we have been to this establishment, and I’m sure we will be back – I’m quite keen to try the Sunday roast.
So it is Happy Anniversary to us - we got married all those years ago on Guy Fawkes day. Which means all the crackers will be let off tonight now it is getting dark. We can hear a few pops and bangs already through the windows. Luckily our old cat Muffy is getting a bit deaf so the loud noises don’t upset her too much.