Yesterday was Sam's 54th birthday.
He was in good company as Mariette's Papa celebrated his 92nd birthday.
We had beautiful weather for an early morning walk.
A walk that lasted an hour and 20 minutes.
We met friends at Tang Chao for Chinese.
Where there were still signs of Christmas.
I snagged a couple of these rocks outside the restaurant.
Is it stealing if they are just sitting there covering a grate?
We then headed to our friends' place for coffee and Indian sweets.
The one on the left is made from a flaky pastry and lentils. Very interesting.
And in the evening, our friend, Ali, came by for coffee.
He works here, but his wife, one of my very best friends, lives in Lebanon with their boys. He just returned from there and she sent along this lovely cross-stitched Christmas pillow just for me.
The rocks I picked up yesterday and from my walk the other day have now been transformed with yarn.
Today's walk has already been taken and now it is time to prepare myself for reality.
Back to school tomorrow.
That will certainly be a shock to the system.
Have a great weekend.