This year is V's 70'th birthday and a milestone occasion. We have been celebrating more-or-less continually but in a low-key way since the official day at the beginning of September. Tomorrow we are off to France for the final birthday event, a week in Paris and a week in Burgundy.
We will be spending our Paris week in a large apartment we have rented in the 3'rd, a little north of the Marais, an area in which we have no prior experience but we are looking forward to exploring some new territory. We will be joined by David and Jane, our friends from New York, with whom we have shared some adventures in earlier travels to various parts of asia and India. Jane and V have been close friends since their days at Smith and share a happy birthday co-incidence, their birthdays are only a day apart. We have often tried to co-ordinate a celebration but have never yet succeeded but this year it felt important enough to try extra hard to make it work.
We all love Paris and it makes an easy and pleasant location to raise our glasses, eat well and celebrate 70 decades, when compared to the highlands of Burma or Bhutan. So off to Paris tomorrow and very much looking forward to it.