I would have quite happily stayed home and bottled more apricots, although goodness knows we are nearly awash with them!
However, Richard would have none of it, saying "Come on, it's your birthday and we're going out," with little idea of what we were actually going to do.
So, into the city we went (such city that Canberra actually has). We wandered the shops, even though I dislike shopping, but I bought a copy of Handel's 'Messiah' (although it lacks a certain tenor, Susan and Kerri...lol), a boxed set of 3 Yvonne Kenny CDs and a new handbag (well, it wouldn't be an old one, would it?).
After lunch we went to the movies. We saw 'The Golden Compass'. Have you ever watched a movie and quite enjoyed it but had no idea what it was about? It didn't help that I slept through the first 20 minutes or so. I enjoyed many of the characters, both animal and human(?), and many of the special effects, but when movies become even slighty supernatural, I'm lost. I've never seen a Harry Potter movie that I understood, even with the added dialogue and instruction provided by my grandchildren.
So, it's been a fun day. Now what will I cook for dinner? Did someone say - apricots???