Today is another slightly better day - so far - for me and the Boy. We had another good evening together last night, and it feels so great to have these fleeting happy times when the bad times are dominating. We went for a meal at a Mexican restaurant and had some good food and just a couple of beers, and then we watched the new Pirates of the Caribbean film which was surprisingly good. I'd had pretty low expectations given the standard of the previous sequels! I think it helped watching it in 3D but it was good old-fashioned, swashbuckling fun - and a few precious hours of complete escapism. Just the tonic for the last few difficult days.
I'm hopeful the weekend will continue this way. A little later this morning the Boy and I are escaping from London for a night. We're going to Down Hall in Hertfordshire for a bit of rest and relaxation. Some time using the facilities - walks in the grounds, tennis courts, pool and jacuzzi - and a bit more quality Mr and Mrs time. We got a great deal which includes a three-course dinner, bottle of champers in the room, breakfast tomorrow, and a late check-out, so hopefully it will be a chilled out, happy time together. Again, just what the doctor ordered.