Jenny has just turned 39 (joking) so I shouted a Chinese dinner for her at her local Chinese restaurant. It is one of the few restaurants where she can get the gluten-free foods that she needs. I had some good roast duck there.
Two of her children now live overseas -- at opposite ends of the earth but which are nonetheless very similar places. Both of them are now very well-suited where they are so that is not going to change any time soon. So the dinner was a small one -- Jenny, Nanna, Joe and myself. I am pleased that Joe has no intention of leaving Brisbane again, though job opportunities might just change that. Suz is putting something on for Jenny this weekend.
I allowed Jenny to choose her own birthday present, as I usually do. She got herself a very impressive-looking food processing machine. I imagine I might get some of what it produces on my plate some time.
We returned to Jenny's place for coffee and cakes afterward and continued the discussions. Joe and I left around 9pm so Joe could get back to work on his university projects.