Well, sorry to disappoint you (or maybe you're relieved) but no, I'm not going to spill juicy details about a spicy evening of you know what....instead let me fill you in on the story of a decadent dinner of music and love hearts.
Our super sonic neighbours held another one of their fabulous soirees last night - themed 'A Night of Romantic Passion' - and for the first time the kids were allowed to attend! After dressing in their finest (and I realised they don't go out 'fancy' very often!) they were quickly put to work handing out heart shaped hors d'ouvres to all the grown ups. Then we sat at the stunningly decorated candlelit tables and proceeded to enjoy delicious dishes and lovely bubbles (champers for us, lemonade for the kiddoes). The details were just gorgeous. From individual romantic images for the placemats to heart shaped pastry on the fish pie, no opportunity for emphasising the theme had slipped through.
And then there was the music.
Two stellar world class singers serenaded each other (and everyone in the room) with songs in foreign dialects but all full of the language of love. From 'Pirates of Penzance' to 'La Boheme' songs of love lost and found, unrequited and fulfilled, flew around the vast room in beautiful operatic tones and notes that brought (several bucketloads of) tears to me eyes. It was just beautiful.
As we drove home I tried to impart to the boys how incredibly lucky they were to have been part of such an event.
My mother always took us to musicals and the opera from a young age and I am so grateful as I feel it has given me a depth and breadth of musical appreciation that I may not otherwise have had.
I am so fortunate to have the same opportunity for our kids....and just down the road!!