Last night, I arrived home from work to find that Emma had stolen into my house, and lit candles, poured wine, and got a delicious baked salmon meal planned. It was one of the most special of surprises I think I have ever had. I knew already that I would arrive home on Friday to find her already ‘home’ (that’s why I lent her one of my spare keys), so its all a bit naughty and scurrilous behaviour to spring that on me a four days earlier. A very nice surprise though! 🙂

It felt very right to come home from work to be greeted by my girlfriend and to talk about our days in the same room. It was also a curiously natural feeling to say goodbye to Emma as I loaded my bike onto to back of the car to go to work. I look forward to the day when this sort of thing might become the norm…