So I travelled over to the hotel on the bus, and had a very enjoyable time. Mr A knows how much I miss conversation with English people, and there don't seem to have been many staying at the hotel. He introduced me to a couple yesterday, who he instinctively knew I would like...and he was right. We hit it off immediately, and felt like we had known each other for years. Don't you just love it when that happens?
Mr A had bought a birthday cake, with candles and sparklers, and the English couple, Zoe and Kris, the hamam boys, Mr A and I all tucked in. We started off drinking Fanta, but Kris and Zoe went off to get glasses of wine from the bar, which really helped to wash down the cake!
Mr Ayak bought me a lovely delicate gold chain. I used to have one some time ago (which he had also bought me) but I lost it, so it's lovely to have one to replace it. I don't wear much jewellery as a rule, but do love a fine gold chain round my neck.
We took a few photos, but they weren't brilliant. This is the delicious birthday cake (bananas and walnuts):
There is a professional photographer resident at the hotel, and as a birthday present he took a few photos of Mr A and I. I am delighted because Mr A and I haven't had a photo taken together since we got married over 11 years ago, and they were pretty awful. These arent bad at all:
So after a few hours of very pleasant company, I set off back home on the bus. One of my best birthdays ever!