On one of our coldest evenings, Lumen and I drove out to my son, Vanja's, house for my grandson's birthday. Who could risk disappointing a boy turning eight whose love burns more fierce than any candle flame? Not me. And Lumen was with me on this. His small loving nose pressed against the screen of his carrier all the way. And when we arrived, he positively wallowed in the attentions of Bryce and Julia. He was even fairly brave about meeting my three large grand dogs. We were very happy about making the effort. Love is always the very best reason for doing anything.
Extras of our visit... In the second, rather grainy extra you see a birthday cake, Bryce style: a blueberry muffin with bites taken before the candle was lit. I got a taste.