Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day, yesterday. We did go for lunch, as I told you. There was so much going on at the club; a golf tournament, a tennis tournament to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, and also a bridge tournament. We were very fortunate to find a parking space. I’ve never seen the carpark so full. I really fancied a burger with all the trimmings, and asked for mine on a giant portobello mushroom instead of a bun, so that I could then eat all my sweet potato fries with a clear conscience. Washed down with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, it was a delicious meal, and I enjoyed it far more than that veal chop on Saturday evening.
Hubby had a “Hobo Frittata” with a side order of crispy bacon and sausage.
In the evening we were still quite full, so decided to just have chocolate for dinner, and not just any old chocolate, it was dark chocolate covered macadamias. Isn’t it wonderful being a grown up? I’d never have been allowed to do that as a child.
The table opposite was occupied by eight husbands whose wives were probably all playing bridge. It was so great to watch the camaraderie between these men. They can chat just as much as us women when they get together.
Of course, love is in the air this Valentine’s week, and I saw something on Sky News yesterday which really illustrated to me what true love is. I know that when you are in love with someone, you will do anything for them, and go to any lengths to be with them. If they are in danger, you will even risk your life to save them, which is exactly what this man did on Sunday, on a bitterly cold day in England. His dog had got itself stranded out on the the ice-covered River Stour, so without hesitation, this foolhardy man stripped down to his underpants and crawled inch by inch across the ice to save his pet.
Miraculously he managed to reach his pet just as he himself tumbled into the icy water. They both managed to clamber to safety, whereupon he calmly got dressed again and they continued on their walk. The incident was captured on camera by another dog walker, who couldn’t believe what he was seeing. What a foolish act of bravery. It just goes to prove that when a loved one is in danger, be that a person or a pet, we are likely to throw caution to the four winds and do what is necessary to save them. I think it’s such a wonderful story, and am so glad it had a happy ending.
Have a great day everyone. Chat again soon.