I got back just after 3.00 am today. Eleven hours and tired. Looking forward to today and our time together.
I poured a large whisky and clambered the flights of stairs up to the bedrooms, got changed and tumbled down to the living room.
There on the footstool was an envelope and some carefully wrapped gifts. I didn't open them. I wanted to do that in her presence.
...........which I have done now.
Now I'm looking at cars and she's looking at jewels on our respective computers......each with a glass of wine while we pootle before our taxi arrives later on.
The sun shines. The day promises to be quite wonderful.
...........and all because I'll be with the one woman who has always loved me, never hurt me without healing me, always been there for me.