July 14th, 2007
|09:58 am - Holiday plans|
Self-indulgent post here.
Got a wedding anniversary card from my mum this morning. I'd completely forgotten we got married three years ago this weekend. I was talking to matildabj and happytune about how H and I are both 'P' rather than J (in Myers-Briggs terms). That means we are untidy and careless and bad at making decisions. Hence we lived together for 14 years before we got married. Well, you don't want to rush into these things do you? Also we never book our summer holiday until the last minute. Every year we say we'll do it early, get it out of the way, and we never do. And if one of us starts to book it, the other is all 'help, I'm being oppressed' and we have a fight.
Anyway we have now booked two weeks in Brittany starting 4th August. We are going to Douarnenez.
One of the main attractions in Douarnenez is the large number of usually quite small restaurants and crêperies around the town. Most specialise in seafood, usually offering fish soup, shellfish, crab, lobster, prawns, sardines, mussels and the catch of the day. Not to be forgotten is Douarnenez's buttery cake, kouign amann, which has now become famous throughout France and beyond. As for drinks, Breton cider can be drunk either alone or in kir breton, a cocktail consisting of cider and cassis.
That's all well and good, but I'm sort of sorry about all the other things that we are now not doing. I think this is why it's easier to go to the cinema more than the theatre: I'm thinking I might go and see Harry Potter which starts in 45 minutes, or I might not. With the theatre you have to buy tickets days or even months in advance.
We plan to be at the Godiva Festival this afternoon, from around 4pm - were you thinking of going at all?
Yes, definitely. Pop in on the way if you like.
Thanks but we're going to drop in at korintomichi's to meet the new cat. I'll email you mobile number if you want to find us later (and if we're not easy to spot :)
Happy three year anniversary, and have a lovely time! The other stuff will still be here when you get back - exciting French seafood will not.
I always enjoy whatever we do, it's just the booking that gets a bit fraught. I'm leaving my son behind this year and taking a niece instead; he's too old to go on hols with mum
|Date:||July 14th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)|| |
And if one of us starts to book it, the other is all 'help, I'm being oppressed' and we have a fight.
Goodness, I do believe we may constitute your North American doppelgangers! As for spontanaeity, our local alternative paper has a great film section online; You can search by film, or by cinema, but I greatly lament the demise of my favorite search: start time! I used to be able to surf over and say "hmm, what starts in twenty minutes?" I really miss this function.
Happy anniversary and have a lovely trip!
Thanks, I thought we were the only ones to be so silly - glad we aren't :-)
|Date:||July 14th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)|| |
Happy 3 year anniversary! We reach 17 in August (having got married before moving in due to at-the-time strongly held convictions).
Strangely, I think we would both secretly like the other to arrange the holiday, as long as it is the holiday we want ourselves.
French seafood and cider sounds like heaven to me!
You must have moved in together in 1990 same as we did. I only remember because of Italia 90 'Nussun Doooormaaa'
|Date:||July 14th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh yes, and it certainly makes remembering the anniversary easier.
Have you heard Kit and the Widow's Indian Restaurant version of that? The whole audience suddenly discovers it can sing opera.
Gosh, is it that time of year again already? Congratulations to you both.
That means it's also three years since I met glitterboy1
I never remember it. I said to H 'did you see that card from my mum?' He's like 'For what?'
Happy anniversary! May you and H have many more happy anniversaries.
Thanks. Come to think of it, this is the first really happy one, as two years ago I was in hospital and a year ago my niece was born too early. Anyway, both things worked out OK in the end.
It would be nice not to have quite so potentially alarming markers of the occasion in future, though, right? Not that I want to wish a dull sort of happiness on anyone, and that sounds as though I risk being the Fairy Dullmother...
I was thinking quite recently about that gathering three years ago. It was a lovely afternoon, with lovely people.
Happy anniversary weekend!
I'd never thought before about cinema/theatre P/J, and it's making me smile - as is the fact that I always book tickets in advance when going to the cinema.
It was a smashing day. LOL about booking in advance - type will out.