As we walked out of the carpark and into the shopping centre we saw them. DRAGONS! lined up for everyone to see. They have been dotted about the city all summer so that people could follow the Dragon Trail and learn a little more about our city. The vandals took advantage of this too and wreaked their stupidity on a few of the Dragons causing them to visit the dragon hospital. Oh yes! one vandal even carved his initials into one of the dragons - so that narrows down the list of suspects, and as he is probably still boasting about doing it I think we shall see him in court ere long.
As soon as my
After all the sniffing and petting we went home and then Mr M and I went to a birthday party for a three year old. Can you believe that my great granddaughter is three on Monday? NO, I had a problem accepting that too. She was far too engrossed in playing with her new dolly to look up at me when I was getting the camera out so I just took a few snaps while her Aunty Hannah read her the birthday cards.
We didn't intend staying too long because I don't cope too well with crowds and there were certainly a lot of people there when we arrived. We hugged and said hello to all the important people, watched while the birthday girl opened her presents and then something happened that made the sun shine even brighter.
I like my granddaughter's partner, he is a really lovely boy and he cares deeply for all his family. He worries about his Mum and his sister, both of whom have not been well. He adores his beautiful daughter, and he thinks about other people and takes note of important stuff. I knew all this already but today he went that one step further. Because Mr M is Diabetic he had made a sugar free cake especially for him. Now isn't that thoughtful?
I told my granddaughter that "he is definitely a keeper" and she agreed. I keep thinking about him taking the trouble to do this and it makes me smile every time.
Today has just been so worth getting up for.