A year ago, an organization that I had volunteered and worked for over the years gave me a generous parting gift - a massive gift certificate to a highly respected local restaurant. The task seemed simple enough: husband and wife enjoy really good food for free. But we’ve never actually gone out for dinner as a twosome, or on any sort of date, since we had the kiddos and it took us a near 12 months - right to the certificate’s expiry date - to get it together enough to make use of the damn albatross of a gift (I suppose we’re a bit odd but only recently has Ferg shown any interest in being left somewhere without us. Procrastination may also have played a part.)
Last night, we finally made it there and had a wonderful meal, celebrating, as it turned out, our 16th anniversary of being together (Gillian rejected the “16 years of kissing” tag that I tried to bestow upon the occasion). Helen and Adrian were kind enough to help us out with the diversion of their kids, pokémon and Ben Ten Wii. Here’s an exciting shot of us picking up take out for the kiddo-minding clan. I then forgot to take the camera to the restaurant where I had planned to document the entire evening… who knows when this will ever happen again!!!
After we got home, I took a picture of the bill and am posting it here for the purpose of showing off our stupendous money management skills. Gillian was determined not to waste a cent of the $150 g.c…
Effie did not seem jealous in the least that her Mom had two different servings of lamb for dinner. She had a jelly bean sandwich for dinner after all.