Friday 14 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike
Yay, February 14th is here, and it’s a special one this year – I get to spend 3-4 hours with my Valentine for a change!
Over the past few years, I have not been able to see Aunty Spike, a.k.a. ‘the misses’ on Valentines Day as she works away all week. However, this year it’s on a Friday – so from 7pm she’ll be home.
A romantic meal awaits – started preparing tonight (no details here as she may see this, lol). Romantic, well kind of, depends on how one views having a 6 year old Cousin Spike Jnr at the same table, and who, having not seen mum all week, will no doubt be ‘challenging’ to his overly-tired mom. Plus, romance will not exactly be heightened as we watch Clone Wars, or such like.
Still, it’ll make a pleasant change from exchanging waves on Skype each year over dodgy internet and my ageing laptop that struggles with anything that has ‘moving pictures’.
And all this excitement after managing to get a meal out ‘together’ in Ankara recently for her birthday – our first birthday meal alone for 7 years. The joys of parenthood and working lives, eh?
After kiddo goes off to bed, we have some choccies and marshmallows at least 😀