Gift arrived: better late than never
Eighty-one last Monday doesn’t have quite the same ring as the song “21 today”! Jock’s birthday was celebrated in the local Bistrot, with a couple of friends. He wore the new blue sweater part of his present. The other part was a red dressing gown, à la Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H. We’ve been catching up on years of missed M*A*S*H programmes on the True Entertainment Channel, and Jock had expressed a hankering for Hawkeye’s casual look.
Daughter Sally’s present has been eagerly awaited since she told me it was on the way. This time last year, her gift was an apple tree. Since we can’t plant trees here, it was to remain in their garden.