A few weeks ago, as we sat down to dinner, Jon informed me that Sigur Ros were playing in Glasgow in November.
'We've got to make sure we book and go!' I said enthusiastically.
But Jon looked a bit odd. He had to spoil a surprise, that was why. He'd booked tickets to see them in Brussels on my birthday and this was going to be my present. He had to tell me so that I didn't get suspicious as to why we weren't going to the gig in Glasgow.
I suppose it's a good job he told me, not least because I had to get another passport (application posted on Friday, received passport the following Wednesday, unheard of!), but also so I can do my usual reading up and plotting. Not that we'll be there for that long. We'll travel to London on the Friday, have an early night and get the first Eurostar to Brussels on Saturday morning, giving us a good chunk of Saturday and then Sunday in Brussels. Back to London and then Edinburgh on the Monday.
We're staying a with a very good friend, and I'm really looking forward to seeing her. I'm not sure what we will do in Brussels, we'll be staying very near the centre in a lovely area. Both of us have been to Brussels and have a bit of a soft spot for it. I can see lots of just wandering around and stopping for waffles and hot chocolate. Yum. Jon's never been to the comic strip museum so I'm sure we'll end up there.
I love having an adventure to look forward to, especially when it involves one of my favourite bands and my birthday!