Time certainly flies: we had another anniversary. Just like every day, we shared the best bits of the experience.
As we have issued ourselves a travel ban until some ‘urgent’ things in and around our house have been sorted out, we were hoping to spend a couple of hours in Rome but had to settle for Paris instead. The showing time of La grande bellezza, the movie that won the Oscar for the best foreign film this year, didn’t suit our schedule. Our second choice The Grand Budapest Hotel was fully booked in both the theatres where it was playing.
The third grand one Yves Saint Laurent wasn’t at the very top of our wish list but as the film only opened a few days ago it was shown in a large enough theatre at a convenient time. I do appreciate his anniversary-like gesture to suggest watching that one together.
When we left YSL and were walking to the car the sun was starting to set turning the top of the neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral all pink. Quite a rosy end to an evening out for the two reluctant merrymakers.
It is beginning to look worryingly prosaic. I had better start planning some serious celebrating at a faraway location for next year’s 10th anniversary.