As you know yesterday was Phil's birthday and we were going out to dinner. Aimee picked us up on schedule and we had an uneventful trip until about 5 minutes from the restaurant. K rang on her mobile to tell us there had been a crash on the main road just before where we were due to turn off. All drivers behaved quite well and merged into the one lane. It appeared a ute and a very old bus had collided but I don't think anyone was seriously injured, at least I hope not.
I would plead with everyone, if you are driving, do please be extra careful as I feel as Christmas approaches people have more than usual on their minds and maybe are not quite as careful as they usually are.
We all enjoyed our dinner....I had Atlantic salmon with mash and asparagus (delicious) and Phil had steak fillet with chips and a garden salad. Those who had pork belly found it a tad overcooked but decided not to complain and still seemed to enjoy their meal. We were wondering if the restaurant had new owners as there were various changes and new waitresses. Am trying to decide if I want to go there or perhaps somewhere else for my birthday next month. It becomes very crowded and the acoustics are not good....as Phil said it's a little like being in a chook run when all the hens get disturbed!!
We now have our Secret Santa lists....one of which is very straightforward...the other a long list from which to choose. I still think it a great idea where one person buys for just one person with a monetary limit. Lots of folk decide not to bother buying for the adults in a family but, even at my age (perhaps even more so in a way) I still love to receive a parcel to unwrap at Christmas. Doing Secret Santa ensures we all receive something we want.