Busy old day. Jeff has been making a table top for our dinner table. It's designed for 6, but then special occasions are a bit of a squeeze - ok, a lot of a squeeze! So we should now comfortably seat 8. He's such a clever old sod :) Teaching for me this morning. My apprentices. Was nice today to see their assignments taking shape and putting anxieties at ease.
Lunchtime we went to the Old Manor pub together. I have fond memories of this place. It used to be a Berni Inn many moons ago and my dad had the cleaning contract for it. One of my earliest memories (I couldn't have been more than 4-5) is sitting in the bar playing. The smell is the kicker. It's been over 40 years, but it still has the same smells that evoke these memories. We try and have lunchtime every couple of months. Nowhere fancy, sometimes using Tesco vouchers, but a couple of hours adult conversation and eating with no interrruptions, bliss.
And tonight he took me to the flicks. It's been years since just the 2 of us went to the cinema together. We decided to see Nativity! It was hilarious - loved it :) It's had mixed reviews, but for this time of year, and just a film to kick back and smile - perfect!