Remember me talking about the across-the-roads? They are our favourite ever neighbours, great friends to the whole family and generally terrific people. Yeah. Them. Well, they up and moved just before Christmas and, while we still love them all heaps, they're not exactly our neighbours anymore. Luckily they didn't move too far away, a mere 10 or so minutes in the car, and the kids all still go to school together. And also luckily we all get to see each other lots - the kids organise playdates, we all catch up for a meal now and then and Mrs-former-across-the-road and I have 'coffee' every few weeks. Though the coffee date is more often a cup of tea (English Breakfast for me, green for her) and there's usually cake involved.
Normally when it's one of our birthdays we would simply run across the road to exchange gifts, have a cuppa and share some birthday cake but now... well, we have to organise things in advance. Again with the lucky - lucky I ran into her at the shops yesterday. It saved me a phone call LOL.
So Anne and the kids came round this afternoon and we caught up on all the news, the kids played and yes, we ate cake. Yum.