Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Here I am, celebrating my birthday in London with my husband. Also with us are our three children, my mother, his mother and two sisters. The last three are visiting us for the first time after a long and complicated fight to get them visas to come here from Iraq. The authorities could not believe that they would want to return home again.
During the previous day we visited the London Eye for a magical birds-eye view of the city after a scenic route in to take in some of the sights. We then repaired to the Comedy Theatre to see Donkey's Years, a good British farcical comedy, and had a late supper in a restaurant just across the road.
The following day saw most of us drive up to Oxford Street. While the others explored Selfridges and other stores, I spent a blissful few hours in Liberty's, ending up in their Tea café for coffee and florentines. Then back to Mum's, and a meal in a local hostelry, before driving back home and a very late bed-time.
It was a very agreeable birthday indeed!