Although DH's birthday isn't until next week, we celebrated yesterday as both our sons were able to join us for lunch. We had a lovely day. I cooked a Mediterranean style lunch - antipasto, a beautiful Moroccan chicken dish and a Greek rice pudding. Jolly tasty. The chicken and rice pudding recipes were from Rick Stein's latest book. I hadn't made either of them before, but will certainly make them again. DH opened his presents too. He was absolutely bowled over by his quilt. He had had no idea at all that I was making it and was even a bit speechless, which is a rarity! After lunch we went to visit his parents. His mother is disabled now, after several operations for cancer on her knee, and always loves to receive visits from her grandsons. Number 2 son was able to stay for the night and we take him back to Brighton this morning in time for work.
The weather yesterday was atrocious - heavy rain and hail storms and it got so dark. Really tough conditions for those people running in the London Marathon. No 2 Son decided that he just HAD to go out in to the garden in the hail, so of course No 1 Son decided that he just HAD to lock him out!