D is about to turn 40 and this dinner was to celebrate this as well as T’s farewell from London.
I find coming up with birthday presents a challenge and always want to make sure it is personal with thought. So what I do during the year is make note on my phone of items and their origin so when the time comes I have a ready list to choose from. This is especially good for my dad who is more about quality then quantity.
For D he is celebrating his birthday with family by hiring out a house in Wales. Perfect! I gave him a collection of giant garden games including Skittles and Quiots. He and P are taking them to the house in Wales and then will have them for their own garden in the future.
As well as a bit of a clean out at home T and I went to see Hector and The Search for Happiness. I love British comedy and this was a great feel good movie. There was a particular heart wrenching moment but it all worked out in the end!
If you are in London consider seeing your movie at GreenwichPicturehouse or associated venues. They have a great independent feel to them and are small cosy screeninig rooms. Stephen Fry is going to do a live broadcast on the 1st October and if I didn’t already have plans I would be there.