I just have to share this...
At four o'clock this afternoon I received a very strange email.
It simply read:
How do you fancy a love in?
You can be Yoko.
It was from my husband
I'd better explain.
Hubs has been away in Thessaloniki for the past week or so at Son-Number-One's former apartment, Son-Number-One now having moved to Athens.
Hubs is spending much needed solitude deeply engrossed in his writings and hates distractions---or so I thought.
My first thought to surface from among the jumble was, o.k. it's Saturday, Hubs has strolled along the promenade to one of the tavernas, had some lunch and perhaps a drop too much Malamatina.(Malamatina, by the way, is a local retsina, my husband's favourite).
So, I telephoned.
That's how my husband answers the phone.
"Are you alright?"
"Couldn't be better, why?"
"Well, you've just sent me a rather strange email"
"What's strange about it"
"Well it said "Do you fancy a Love in?"
"Well do you?
I burst out laughing.
To those of you who don't know me too well I'd better explain that we've been very happily married for the past 31yrs, have two grown up sons and my husband is midway between 73 and 74.
Extremely fit but still 73.
So, to be asked at this stage of your life if you fancy a Love In is perhaps a little bit out of the ordinary. Wonderful, but still out of the ordinary!
He was speaking again.
"Listen, I've been thinking. It's your birthday on the 15th ~ so how about we do something a little different for a few days. What do you think?"
"Err, like what?"
"Surprise, yes or no"
"O.K., if you can be here with the car for about 11.30 next Sunday morning that should be fine.
Talk to you later, must get on while the thoughts are in the head. Tata!"
And so, I appear to be in for a bit of a surprise.
I don't know where I'm going or for how long but I promise - yes, I promise - sometime on Monday 15th I'll surface and let you know!
PS: go on... enjoy this "oldie"...