I had so many plans for today. I was going to do a bit of writing, then go for a long run. (I may as well put it in writing and make it real: I’m training for another half marathon. It’s going to be hilly. God help me.) However, I find myself lolling on the sofa with no energy for sewing and only a modicum of energy for knitting. Why? Because my boyfriend organised the best birthday surprise EVAH!!!! this weekend.
Here’s my attempt to make this blog post even vaguely sewing related: a photo of the mending kit in our hotel room:
So, moving on! My birthday is on 14 February, but because Valentine’s Day always makes eating out hellish, Ian suggested organising a meal this weekend. He’d book it – all I had to do was turn up. (This initiative in and of itself left me close to speechless.)
Last night we caught a bus to Victoria and walked into The Goring Hotel – the place Kate Middleton stayed the night before marrying Prince William. I was mega pleased with the choice, and yelped when halfway through the meal Ian announced we also had a room for the night. He’d packed an overnight bag for me! It was already in the hotel room! The staff had left me a card and chocolates! We could carry on drinking cocktails instead of catching the tube home!
This morning, we took a stroll down to Buckingham Palace and St James Park:
If this is getting older … BRING IT ON!
Thank you, Ian!!!!