I should have gone out cycling today, but somehow laziness just crept up on me as usual… A visit to the markets, brunch in the sun, there went the morning. The afternoon seemed to disappear quickly enough too, a hike up to Victoria street for some last-minute ingredients for dinner, and before we knew it was time to head home and clean up for visitors.

Dinner was a family dinner for Kath’s birthday — but don’t tell Jack. As far as Jack is concerned, all parties are Jack’s party. Chicken Provençal followed by Chocolate Pavlova, complete with Jack singing “Happy party to you, Happy party to you….”