I had another special birthday treat yesterday, which will probably mark the end of all the celebrations for reaching a new decade! What a very lucky woman I am to be blessed by so many lovely friends and family.
My friend Liz booked us dinner at a Greek restaurant which I hadn't known existed, right in the heart of Glasgow. Wonderful food, absolutely bursting with Mediterranean flavour, and quite different from any meal I've had since holidays in Greece or Cyprus. A great venue too, with our table overlooking the magnificent George Square, which at the moment is adorned with Christmas lights, big wheel, carousel and such like.
For afterwards, Liz had bought us tickets for a Christmas Charity Concert at the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of my favourite places in Glasgow. They had opened it up last night especially for the event which was to celebrate and fund-raise for one of the best cancer centres in Scotland, the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
Around 600 people attended the event where a fabulous award-winning primary school choir, a young former patient with an amazing voice, and the swinging Rock Choir took turns to sing beneath the magnificent organ and ornate ceiling. We even got to join in couple of Christmas songs at the end. Although we were reminded a few times about the reason for the event and that very few of us won't have been touched by this terrible disease in one way or another, it was an evening of celebration. I even won a box of chocolates on the fun tombola at the interval!
Now it's back to some semblance of work during this week before Christmas is upon us.